Thiri Mingalar Shut-Down Order Draws Focus on Yangon’s Traffic, Car-Park Shortage Problems

Car brokers are lobbying for the government to provide an alternative compound at Mingalardon Township that is large enough and conducive for them to do business. This, after the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) ordered the Thiri Mingalar car centre in Ahlone Township shuttered on August 16. In fact, plans for such a compound to […]

YCDC officials deflect permit delay claims

The Yangon City Development Committee’s (YCDC) building department hit back at claims that it delays issuing permits and does so improperly, during an October 29 press conference. U Maung Maung Zaw, the department’s head, said nearly 50 percent more permits have been issued in 2013 than in 2012. ‘’In the 2012-13 year we issued 2024 […]