China’s Ankai to build factory in Myanmar

The Yangon Region Transport Authority (YRTA) said that Chinese automotive manufacturing company Ankai has expressed an interest in building factories to assemble automobiles in Myanmar. YRTA Secretary Dr. Maung Aung said Ankai is interested in purchasing parts from other countries and assembling them in Myanmar. To reduce traffic in Yangon, the Yangon Region Government abolished […]

Centralising Taxi Operations to Ease Congestion

The Yangon Region government would be implementing a new scheme under which taxis would be managed by taxi service operators, said Daw Nilar Kyaw, regional minister of electricity, industry and transportation, in a bid to ease traffic congestion in the country’s commercial capital. The minister said there were 80,000 taxis running on the road all […]

Transport Experts Encourage Myanmar to Adopt PPP model

AS Myanmar and its cities are developing the transport infrastructure, experts have advocated the adoption of the public-private partnership (PPP) model to speed up the development, according to a transport conference last week. International law firm Baker McKenzie, in collaboration with the British Chamber of Commerce Myanmar, hosted the conference “Myanmar: Moving Ahead Perspectives on Developing Transportation Infrastructure” […]

Yangon to Upgrade Markets With PPP System

The Yangon Region government is going to install 21 markets with a public-private partnership (PPP) system, according to U Myint Thaung, the regional minister for planning and finance. “The regional government has planned to upgrade markets under YCDC that will use a PPP system rather than the government’s budget. There are 21 markets which will […]

Yangon Waterfront to be developed into Lifestyle Hub

​​ The Yangon Region government is planning a range of measures to make Yangon more livable, including developing the waterfront into public space and moving vendors onto quieter side streets and into planned ‘hawker centres’. U Phyo Min Thein, Yangon Chief Minister, said last week that the government was planning to improve the Yangon river […]

Yangon Govt to Offer Low-Cost Housing to ‘Real’ Squatters

The Yangon Region government is in the process of arranging low-cost housing for “real squatters” in the commercial capital, Yangon’s security and border affairs minister told the regional legislature yesterday. He was responding to a question from lawmaker U Kyaw Zeya (NLD; Dagon 2), who asked why MPs had yet to be provided with follow-up […]

Yangon Govt to Crack Down on Illegal Game Station Gambling

The Yangon Region government plans to crack down on illegal coin gaming stations in order to reduce gambling, parliamentarians decided yesterday. Regional Security and Border Affairs Minister Colonel Tin Aung Tun told the regional hluttaw that the government will inspect the coin game stations and take action if they are found to be used for […]

Yangon government eyes southern seaport

The Yangon Region government is looking into the possibility of building a seaport in the south of the city as part of a plan drawn up with the help of the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA). U Toe Aung, deputy head of Yangon City Development Committee’s City Planning and Land Administration Department, said the plan […]

Water express tender imminent

Subscribe to our tender alert mailing list The Yangon Region government will call a tender before the end of this month for private companies interested in providing river transport services, U Maung Aung, secretary of the Yangon Region Transport Authority (YRTA), said. The regional government’s chief minister U Phyo Min Thein announced atransport reform initiative covering […]

Squatters: a challenge for the new government

The squatter problem in Yangon is growing day by day. The problem remains unresolved, despite the efforts of successive governments. In the 1990s, Yangon had 9,019 squatter households. According to figures collected in 19 townships in the Yangon municipal area, this number has increased to 43,985 today—about five times higher than in the 1990s.  Hlaingthaya […]