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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 embraces vertical car park

The Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) is planning to build a vertical car park, Mayor U Maung Maung Soe said during a parliament session last Thursday. The structure will be designed to minimise the required area while maximising parking space in Yangon. Plans are currently being drawn up to build a multi-level vertical car park […]

Yangon Warns Telecoms to Get Proper Permits

The Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) has warned telecommunications companies that have been given licenses to apply for permits when installing equipment or building communications towers in the city. The November 28 announcement in the state newspaper said some companies that have obtained telecommunications licences within YCDC area have set up equipment related to fiber optic […]

Yangon to build 200,00 units of low-cost housing

Low-cost housing projects totalling about 200,000 units will be built in Dagon, Hlinethaya and Shwepyitha townships in Yangon Region starting in December to provide homes for the increasing number of migrant workers, said Chief Minister Phyo Min Thein. “There are a large number of people entering Yangon for job opportunities. We are planning to provide […]

YCDC to Take Action Against Wayward Street Vendors

The Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) is taking action against street vendors who ply their trade in prohibited areas or streets and is mapping out a plan to ensure that trade will be carried out in a systematic manner. The announcement was made by regional Planning and Financing Minister U Myint Thaung at the Yangon Region Parliament session Since […]

Yangon Government Submits Economic Plan to Parliament

​​ An economic plan for 2017-2018, which aims to increase Gross Domestic Product by 8.5% was submitted to the Yangon Region Government by the Minister of Planning and Finance, Myint Thaung. The minister explained that the draft of the plan was designed to match the budget of the Yangon Region. It was drafted together by […]

Yangon Government not Budging on Water Festival’s Stage Ban for commercial pandal 

​​ Despite criticism over the ban on commercial pandals, or stages, at the annual water festival last year, the Yangon Region government will not reconsider its decree for the upcoming Myanmar New Year festival, held annually in mid-April. Yangon Mayor U Maung Maung Soe told The Myanmar Times yesterday that the Chief Minister will not […]

Ready to Rumble?

​​ Weekend investigates the sleeping giant underneath Yangon. It’s not a matter of if, but when. This verdict comes up time and time again when speaking to local and international experts on the likelihood of Yangon’s next big earthquake. Why? The largest city in Myanmar is currently facing twin threats of bad location and bad timing. […]

Myanmar’s first waste-to-energy plant nearly finished

The waste-to-energy plant being constructed in Shwepyitha Industrial Zone in Yangon is 95 per cent completed, according to the Yangon City Development Committee. The country’s first-ever plant to produce energy from waste materials is estimated to be put into operation in April of next year, said a spokesperson of the YCDC’s Environmental Conservation and Sanitation […]

Govt Hunts Down Illegal Immigrants in Yangon

The Yangon authorities will investigate Ks 5,000 (US$3.8) shops to know whether they harbour illegal immigrants today (November 28), sources say. The operation began after Yangon Minister Zaw Aye Maung for Rakhine ethnic affairs stated  that he would take action against illegal immigrants in Yangon at a regional parliamentary session. The Yangon City Development Committee […]