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Yangon Govt Submits Plans for New Port, Industrial Zones

YANGON — The Yangon Region government is seeking approval for 11 new industrial zones on the city’s outskirts and a new multipurpose port terminal near the mouth of the Yangon River to promote regional development, create jobs and attract foreign investment. Yangon Region Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein first revealed plans for the new […]

Draft YCDC Law to drive Yangon growth submitted in Parliament

Yangon’s leaders want to upgrade and promote the city as a business hub for the country. Last week, its mayor, U Maung Maung Soe, submitted draft legislation for the governing and development of the city to the Yangon Regional Parliament. “The draft YCDC Law covers 32 sectors and has 398 sections concerning the development of […]

Lagunpyin Project to supply 40 million gallons of water to eastern district

Lagunpyin water supply project has a target to supply 40million gallons of water per day to townships of eastern part in Yangon and Thilawa Special Economic Zone, according to Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC). The project was launched in 2013 by Yangon City Development Committee-YCDC, Directorate of Water Resources and Improvement of River System and […]

Toddy Climbing Business Faces Fall

It takes a great deal of bravery to climb up one of the 50 metre toddy palm trees outside Mandalay. Aung Zaw, a “tapper” or “climber”, has done it for 15 years. Strong winds, shaky ladders, slippery rugs, almost nothing scares him. Today, however, he fears for his job as the toddy industry is in […]

Police to crackdown on illegal gaming shops

At that meeting, U Than Naing Oo, Hluttaw Representative from Pabedan Constituency 1, asked whether there was a plan to classify which type of gambling machines are illegal at the gaming shops in Yangon Region and whether any action will be taken against offenders. “Yangon City Development Committee allows only gaming machines which are imported […]

Rangoon Mayor Announces Regional Plans to Ease Guesthouse Restrictions

​​ RANGOON ¬– The Rangoon divisional government plans to relax restrictions on guesthouses and hostels, according to Rangoon mayor U Maung Maung Soe, yet Union laws barring international visitors from staying in such establishments remain intact. U Maung Maung Soe said that in April, the divisional government would amend the 2013 municipal law which sets […]

Yangon authorities appear to backtrack over high-rise review

Yangon city authorities appear to have come down on the side of angry developers in the row over the suspension of 222 projects either under construction or at the planning stage. Following a city-wide review of project designs, the suspension was ordered because the buildings reportedly violated draft zoning regulations. However, the draft in question has yet […]

Yangon Region govt plans to build more reservoirs

The Yangon Region government is planning to establish reservoirs to ensure a reliable drinking water supply in the future. In response to a question at the Yangon Region parliament yesterday, U Maung Maung Soe, the Yangon Region Development Affairs Minister, said the government unveiled a long-term plan to supply drinking water to Yangon residents in […]

YCDC members accept termination

In a sudden reversal less than 24 hours after staging a power grab, Yangon City Development Committee members have agreed to step down. City Hall has been thrown into turmoil since Mayor U Maung Maung Soe announced revisions to the by-laws governing the committee, effectively truncating the terms of currently serving members. The mayor’s amendment […]