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Myanmar’s Second Biggest City Receives Smart City Award 2019

YANGON—In the midst of a high-tech makeover to become a genuine smart city, Myanmar’s historic royal capital Mandalay—more than 160 years old—received the Smart City Award 2019 at a Bangkok summit attended by 24 countries including Japan, India, Australia, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand. “We have been effectively changing municipal services by using technology, and these […]

Fake deeds cause land buyers headaches in Mandalay

Some empty land on Thaik Pan street in Chan Mya Tharsi township, Mandalay Region, is fenced off, and a sign gives the owner’s name and warns against trespassing. Such sights are not unusual for Mandalay. Because of big unsolved problems like gangs making fake land title deeds, the real owners have problems with people trespassing, […]

Mandalay: City of the future?

An energetic mayor and revamped municipal authority are giving Myanmar’s second city a tech-based makeover, which is being embraced by residents tired of past mismanagement. “MANDALAY is like a Phoenix from ancient Greek mythology. Like the mythical bird, Mandalay will always rise and regenerate from the ashes,” the renowned author Mya Than Tint wrote in […]

Mandalay to offer affordable housing again next year

The Mandalay City Development Committee plans to sell affordable housing again next year, MCDC member U Kyaw San Myint said. The agency plans to sell more than 540 units this month, but applications have far exceeded the number of units for sale, he said. However, people don’t need to worry if they are unable to […]

Myanmar’s first advanced landfill to open in Mandalay

Myanmar’s first level-4 sanitary landfill with leachate treatment facilities is being built in Kyauk Kyan Taung in Mandalay city, said U Kyaw San Myint of the Mandalay City Development Committee (MCDC). Ordinary landfills can significantly damage the environment, but level-4 sanitary landfills with leachate treatment facilities can clear contaminants from the soil. “We’ll carry out […]

Amid Int’l Espionage Concerns, Mandalay to Embrace Huawei for ‘Safe City’ Project

As part of its high-tech makeover to become a “smart city” with a view to enhancing the rule of law and security, Myanmar’s second largest city Mandalay is ready to embrace Huawei, prompting questions about whether upper Myanmar’s business hub will become prone to data theft and state-sponsored spying—both of which the Chinese telecom giant […]

ZIP codes to be introduced in four Mandalay townships

Mandalay city would soon introduce ZIP codes in four townships to increase the improve mail delivery, a senior Mandalay City Development Committee (MCDC) official said. U Kyaw San Myint said the four townships include Chan Mya Tharsi, Chan Aye Tharzan, Mahar Aung Myay and Aung Myay Tharzan. “After that, we will continue doing this in […]

Upscale housing project takes shape near Mandalay

A housing project to be built in Yay Tagon Taung in Mandalay Region’s Patheingyi township is expected to create tens of thousands of jobs, said the company behind the project. The project site is on 202 hectares of land on a golf course owned by the Mandalay City Development Committee about six kilometres east of […]

Mandalay installs high-tech system in garbage trucks

The Mandalay City Development Committee has installed a fleet management system in more than 250 garbage trucks to improve management, said MCDC member U Kyaw San Myint. The system can help the city determine if garbage trucks are performing as expected. The system uses an IoT SIM card, which has an alarm system if the […]

EOI: Prime 3.167 acres land in Mandalay for redevelopment. Closing Date 21 Feb 2019

Government of Mandalay Region Mandalay City Development Committee Invitation of Expression of Interest (EOI)   The Buildings on the 3.1672 acre land owned by MCDC (Former Nadi Myanmar Hotel, 62nd Street, Between 36th & 37th Street, Maha Aung Myay Township Mandalay. See Google Map location here.) are to be upgraded. Call for tender with PPP […]