Computer Problem Hurts Squatters List Compilation in Dagon Seikkan

​​ YANGON- The government started compiling a list of squatters from Dagon Seikkan Township, Yangon Region, at the Yuzana Garden Housing Sale Centre and Panintayarma Monastery in Dagon Seikkan Township on Tuesday, said MP Nyi Nyi from the No 1 Constituency of Dagon Myothit (South). The squatters list will be completed in two to three. […]

Avoid Gambles: Yangon Chief Minister

​​ According to Yangon Region Chief Minister Phyo Min Thein, businesses should avoid high-risk investments as more major projects develop. At a meeting between Vice President Myint Swe and the Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI), Phyo Min Thei claimed that a deep water port project, a special economic zone and a new city development plan would soon be unveiled. He cautioned against businesses building […]

Challenges to squatter registration project submitted to Yangon chief minister

A pilot project to register squatters living in Yangon Region was conducted on September 2 in South Dagon Myothit Township. The project reportedly faced many obstacles such as weaknesses in technological know-how and data collection techniques. “Since yesterday, we collected about 2,000 numbers. The number of squatters increased not because of technical errors but because […]

Sule Square Project Breaches Building Regulations, Says Inspection Committee

RANGOON—The High-Rise Inspection Committee (HIC) of Rangoon’s municipal body said that the Sule Square commercial complex includes two extra floors for which the developers do not have permission to add. Construction of the 23-floor structure is nearly complete. Aung San Win, secretary of the HIC within the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC), told The Irrawaddy […]

New Chief Minister sets out to modernise Yangon

YANGON: The new Chief Minister of Myanmar’s largest city, Yangon, has defended making hardline decisions such as suspending some construction projects and tightening regulations against drinking establishments. Phyo Min Thein believes this will in fact help to establish more systematic processes to develop Yangon further. Under this Yangon administration, Phyo Min Thein has outlined several key […]

Axe Yangon bus routes: transport boss

Yangon has too many bus routes and the network must be reformed, according to Hla Aung, chairman of All Bus Lines Control Committee, on June 8. Around 357 bus lines are currently running in the city and Phyo Min Thein, Yangon region chief minister, said on May 22 that he wanted the number reduced. Hla Aung said good management was […]

Elected YCDC Members Say They Have Been ‘Treated Badly’

RANGOON — Elected members of the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) rejected an order from Rangoon’s mayor to alter a regulation and effectively remove them from their positions before their terms had concluded. City mayor and YCDC chairman Maung Maung Soe released an order on Monday calling on the Rangoon regional government to “replace” Article […]

Rangoon Police take the ‘Night’ out of ‘Nightlife’

RANGOON — Nightclubs, karaoke lounges, massage parlors, beer stations and bars are being forced to shut their doors by 11 pm in Rangoon, according to Kyaw Naing, manager of Pioneer Club, a nightclub located in the Yangon International Hotel complex in Dagon Township. An employee at Family KTV, a karaoke parlor in Bahan Township, said […]

MP to raise question on frequent power cuts in Yangon

A question on the frequent power blackouts in Yangon will be raised at the regional parliament, said regional MP Kyi Pyar. “By May 9, I will have to submit this question to the parliamentary session, which is scheduled for May 18. I will raise a question about frequent power cuts,” she added. “People feel upset […]

Rangoon Firms Seek Fixes to Familiar Woes in Chief Minister Meet-Up

RANGOON — Reliable supplies of running water and electricity, as well as thousands of squatters, are urgent issues to be prioritized, the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI), an organization of influential businesses in Rangoon, told the division’s new chief minister at its meeting with him on Monday. The new […]