Gemstone Sales Center Slated for Yangon

The Union govern­ment has created a working commit­tee to plan and estabish a gemstone sales center in Yangon, U Kyaw Win, Chairman of Myanmar Gold Entrepreneur Asso­ciation, said. The committee was jointly organized by of­ficials from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conser­vation, members of the Myanmar Gem and Jew­elry Entrepreneurs Asso­ciation, and the […]

Thiri Mingalar Shut-Down Order Draws Focus on Yangon’s Traffic, Car-Park Shortage Problems

Car brokers are lobbying for the government to provide an alternative compound at Mingalardon Township that is large enough and conducive for them to do business. This, after the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) ordered the Thiri Mingalar car centre in Ahlone Township shuttered on August 16. In fact, plans for such a compound to […]

Housing hopes pinned on Dagon Seikkan

Yangon has long struggled to provide affordable housing options to its lowest income citizens, due to a lack of financing options and high land prices. Real estate agents believe that new developments in Dagon Seikkan township may be the first step towards a solution. Housing demand in Yangon is high – rising to around 30,000 […]

Traders start treading as more people enter water business

Purified water is becoming popular among Yangon’s well-to-do, but with more people entering the business, margins are being squeezed for the middlemen who deliver it door-to-door. Municipal water supply generally comes from four reservoirs located far north of town – no longer including Kandawgyi and Inya lakes – or tube wells, but people like Ko […]

YCDC to measure air pollution at 15 sites

In an attempt to combat worsening air quality, Yangon City Development Committee is installing 15 air quality control machines throughout the city, assistant chief engineer of the pollution and cleansing department U Aung Myint Maw said. The machines, which will measure levels of dust, carbon dioxide and a dozen other known pollutants, will be positioned […]