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 […]

MP Says Be Will Wontinue to Observe Balloon Project Proposed in Yangon

Yangon – MP Hla Htay of No.1 Mingalar Taungnyunt Constituency said he will continue to observe a helium balloon project which is likely to move to another location in Yangon, according to the company which proposed to implement the project in the compound of the old aquarium in Kandawgyi Park. The proposal garnered widespread criticism […]

Yangon to Run Quake-Resistance Tests

Yangon Mayor Maung Maung Soe said the city’s public buildings would be tested to see if they were resistant to earthquakes.  He addressed Yangon Region parliament on Thursday in reply to MP Thein Myint of Tamwe who raised a question on Yangon’s quake resistance.  The MP said: “Some buildings were not built in line with the law and quality standards that can withstand earthquake in the past 50 years. The authorities had flaws when […]

YCDC compiles list of street vendors

The Yangon City Development Committee began compiling lists of street vendors in four downtown townships on September 22, according to an official from the administration department. “The covered townships are Kyauktada, Pabedan, Latha and Lanmadaw. The YCDC is compiling the lists of street vendors by taking photos,” he added. According to the YCDC’s data, there […]

YCDC to upgrade Strategic Urban Development Plan for Greater Yangon

The Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) has announced that it will upgrade the Strategic Urban Development Plan for Greater Yangon to bring it into harmony with the modern era. The upgraded plan will focus on development of Yangon’s downtown area. “We are holding discussions with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) for the upgrade. The […]