Golf Courses, Hotels Renting State-Owned Land to Face Rent Increases

​​ Dozens of businesses including golf courses, hotels and shopping centres have been slapped with rental increases in Mandalay after the regional government said it should be getting a better deal on the state-owned land it leases out to companies. The rent increases, due to come into effect at the start of the next financial […]

Mandalay’s Chanmyashwepyi Bus Terminal to be upgraded

MANDALAY City Development Committee plans to improve the Chanmyashwepyi (Kywesekan) Bus Terminal located about 10 km (8 miles) central Mandalay, before the end of this year. The M-development Corporation Myanmar will improve the 14.2-acre bus terminal through the Build, Operate and Transfer (BOT) system. The project will start after an agreement is signed between the […]

Real-Time Traffic Lights Installed at Ten Locations

REAL-time traffic lights are currently being installed, connected with a control centre in ten places in Mandalay by the Mandalay City Development Committee in cooperation with Dream Light Technology Co.Ltd, according to the MCDC. The project began in October, 2016 and is expected to be completed in March, 2017. Currently, an official from road and […]

MCDC to turn trash into electrcity

Mandalay City Development Committee (MCDC) is reported to invite interested entrepreneurs to submit tender for generating electricity from disposed waste this month. Both local and foreign companies have the chance to bid for the project that will convert daily disposed waste weighing more than 700 tonnes into electricity. MCDC had the coordinating meetings with local […]

MCDC to lease its land, buildings through tender system

​​ THE Mandalay City Development Committee will begin to lease its land plots and buildings using the tender system from the beginning of the next fiscal year. Buildings which have been contracted with the BOT system, however, will not be included. “The BOT system permits the leasing only of land plots. We couldn’t invite a […]

Investors in seized hospital appeal to MIC

A fierce row has broken out in Mandalay between the city’s development committee and developer City Man over the city’s seizure of the former Royal Rose hospital site. The company has sought help from the Myanmar Investment Commission to recover the land and the building, in Chan Aye Thar San township, which was seized on […]

Mandalay dumps plastic bags

MANDALAY, 11 June 2015: Mandalay’s city officials say they wlll encourage tourism and shopping establishments to abolish plastic shopping bags and use alternatives that are more environmentally friendly. Global New Light of Myanmar media reported Mandalay City Development Committee discussed how to become a plastic bag free city during a meeting with owners of restaurants, […]

17 Factories Suspended After Polluting Lake in Central Burma

MANDALAY — The Mandalay municipal government has suspended operations of 17 factories in one of the city’s largest industrial zones, citing diminished fish populations caused by water pollution in Taungthaman Lake. A Water and Sanitation Department official told The Irrawaddy that the factories, which include sugar refinery, canning, liquor brewing and leather curing facilities in […]

MCDC reveals affordable housing plan

Migrant workers whose homes were demolished to prettify the city of Mandalay in advance of the visit of the King of Norway last December are to be rehoused in low-income flats built exclusively for them. Mandalay City Development Committee has announced that the 1440 flats, in 20 six-storey buildings, will be completed by October and […]

Mandalay mayor mulls prohibited building’s fate

Mandalay mayor U Aung Maung says he may force changes at a construction site near his office that contravenes zoning rules located. The Saittara Mahi housing development on Mandalay’s 26th Street, between 73rd and 74th is set to be taller than is allowed for projects near Mandalay’s palace, but U Aung Maung said he was […]