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Smart parking project temporarily suspended

The pilot project for Yangon’s smart parking system has been suspended temporarily due to the outbreak of COVID-19, said Daw May Maw Thway, a Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) member. “We suspended the project due to health and safety reasons during the COVID-19 outbreak, as people were supposed to volunteer for the project. We’ll be […]

Yangon mayor takes action to improve city parking

Yangon Mayor U Maung Maung Soe said that the government will take action against those who obstruct parking spaces either with their vehicles or by placing objects on the roads, in order to improve traffic flow in the city. “We have to solve the issue of people parking in the wrong places on the roads, […]

Parking Fees to Be Reintroduced in Myanmar’s Biggest City, Yangon

YANGON—The Yangon municipal administration plans to reintroduce parking fees in six downtown townships of the country’s commercial capital after installing “smart” car parks. The Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) announced at a regular press conference on Nov. 18 that it is currently evaluating six bids submitted by companies in response to a request for tenders […]

Yangon’s smart-parking tender to be out this month

The Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) is setting out a tender for a smart-parking system this month in a move to curb indiscriminate parking that has often been blamed for the traffic woes of the country’s commercial capital. The secretary of the road and bridge subcommittee of the YCDC, U Lin Khaing, said a tender […]

Citizens working overseas expected to boost demand for condo market

Real estate portal Shwe Property will be hold their first real estate expo in Singapore this month on August 26 and 27, targeting Myanmar citizens working in the city state. “It’s the first Shwe Property Expo catered to the Myanmar people working in Singapore. “Currently we have already over 1,350 registered visitors who are all […]

Myanmar Railways to call Tender for Car Parks

Subscribe to our tender alert mailing list Myanmar Railways (Naypyitaw) said it will call for a tender to build multi-storey car parks and apartments on their acre of land behind Thamada cinema. Every interested person or company can submit a tender application starting from November, MR said in a statement. “We are doing this to […]

Yangon needs planning laws, say activists

The Association of Myanmar Architects (AMA), Yangon Heritage Trust and partner organisations have sent a letter to President Thein Sein, calling for work to tackle the city’s traffic woes, floods, shortage of parking and population density. The letter says that Yangon sees unsystematic construction projects due to the lack of urban planning laws. The current […]

How can we solve Yangon’s traffic problems?

The chaotic traffic in Yangon appears to worsen every day while attempts to solve the problem remain stuck, placing commuters’ lives and livelihoods in increasingly greater jeopardy. Commuters are forced to waste valuable time in transit. The affects those working in the transportation sector worst of all. Bus line owners complain of the declining the […]

Open roads: fighting the city’s traffic woes

As head of the city’s traffic police force, Police Lieutenant Colonel Linn Htut has one of the most unenviable jobs in Yangon. His 1000-strong staff are responsible for keeping the roads safe – and moving – in spite of grinding traffic jams, out-of-control bus drivers and inexperienced drivers, all on a relatively small budget and […]