Yangon factories told to treat water or else

The government warned factories to treat their wastewater properly before disposing it into rivers or face penalties, including closure of their facilities. In Yangon Region’s 24 industrial zones alone, there are 3474 factories but only 188 have proper wastewater treatment facility, said U Saw Win Maung, deputy head of Pollution Control and Cleaning Department (PCCD) […]

Yangon goes live with Hikvision Traffic Management Solution

Hikvision, the world’s leading supplier of video surveillance products and solutions, is ensuring safe vehicle flow and helping to improve driving standards in Yangon, Myanmar (formally Burma), via an intelligent wide-area integrated traffic management solution installed across the entire city. The background As a result of economic sanctions on Myanmar being eased in 2011, a […]

YCDC should speed up approval process for building construction

The Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) should look into the long waiting times before permits to construct multi-storied buildings in the city are awarded to applicants, U Thet Tun Win, MP from Botahtaung Township, said at the Yangon Region Parliament. Currently, it takes at least one year before the construction permits are made available to […]

YCDC to fix pedestrian crossings at markets, schools

The Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) is to repair pedestrian traffic signals and repaint pedestrian lanes in front of markets and schools, Yangon Mayor U Maung Maung Soe said. He said some traffic signals, especially along the markets and schools are not function properly or damaged, worsening the traffic congestion, especially during rush hours, and […]

Taxi surveys to be compiled in the third week of December

A survey on taxis currently running in Yangon Region will be conducted starting from the third week of December, according to the Yangon Transport Authority. After turning in the survey to City Taxi, the vehicles will be handled by a company and a GPS system will be installed in the taxis so that they are […]

Street vendors not satisfied with YCDC’s arrangement

Street vendors from Lanmadaw, Pabedan, Latha and Kyauktada do not have enough space to sell their wares on Strand Road, according to street vendors on Monday at a press conference. Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) took photos of the shops to give a space to the venders to sell on Strand Road, but it was […]

Four firms win high frequency internet services

In order to provide nationwide high-speed internet service, and also to allow the Union to earn more tax revenue, tender bids were invited by the Ministry of Transport and Communication. To ensure fair bidding, a Simultaneous Multi-Rounds Auction (SMRA) was exercised. The auctions were held 32 times on October 17, 18 and 19 at the […]

Licensed contractor association established

A licensed contractor’s association was established with the aim of ensuring that buildings are securely constructed under the prescribed rules and regulations, it is learnt. Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) has been strictly monitoring the buildings. The freeze in the construction sites caused those who are engaged in the sites to suffer financial difficulties, said […]

Yoma Yangon International Marathon 2016 Race Pack Collection

Participants can collect their Race Pack from 14 to 16 January 2016 at Thuwunna National Indoor Stadium Yangon, Myanmar, 11 January 2016 – Participants of the Yoma Yangon International Marathon 2016 (YYIM 2016) can pick up their Race Pack on 14, 15 and 16 January 2016 (Thursday to Saturday) from 10am to 5pm on each day at […]

YCDC Lost Millions in Park Leasing Process: Auditor General

The Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) has lost millions of dollars in the process of leasing recreational parks in Yangon to private companies, the Auditor General of Yangon region said at a special meeting of the regional parliament. “The country is losing money on the leases of parks in Yangon. YCDC’s playgrounds, parks and gardens […]