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Yangon city disagrees with criticism of park rentals

Yangon city officials dispute the findings of the region’s Accountant General’s Office for fiscal year 2017-2018, which said guidelines had not been followed in collecting rental fees at public parks. The Accountant General’s Office questioned the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) about rents at public parks and the use of city money. It said 138 […]

Yangon draws up plan for restaurants in public parks

Yangon city plans to invite businesses to bid on opening restaurants in parks that offer food at reasonable prices, Yangon Mayor Maung Maung Soe said in a press briefing. “If the hluttaw approves the plan, we will choose these restaurants in a transparent process,” he said. The city will allow the restaurants based on location […]

YCDC – What do residents really think?

Yangon residents and businesses pay a lot of taxes, and in return expect particular services or utilities to be provided for by the government. A reliable water supply, clean and well-maintained streets, or having access to public recreational facilities are a few of the expectations some taxpayers have. Exactly what Yangon’s five million residents think […]

Yangon residents protest against government’s commercialization of public playgrounds

Yangon residents on November 16 staged a protest against government’s commercialization of public parks and playgrounds in the city downtown. The temporary committee for protection against commercialization of public parks and playgrounds in Yangon Region organized the protest which started at 10am on that day in front of Yangon City Hall. The protest was joined […]