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Yangon Officials see High Public Interest in Land Sale

The Yangon Region government has received over the 12,000 applications for request of proposals (ROPs) for land sold by the government, a Yangon official said. There were over 15,000 application forms issued by the government when it first announced the land sale. The regional government started selling the ROP forms for K10000 (US$6.60) each on […]

YCDC takes ownership of nearly 500 apartments in Yangon

The Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) has taken temporary ownership of 496 apartments in Yangon, and leased 238 units to government employees. Now the committee will raise the rental fees by 10 percent starting with the beginning of 2020 Fiscal Year, according to U Maung Maung Soe, Mayor of Yangon. When a legitimate owner of […]

Yangon to ban feeding pigeons, sale of bird food on city streets

The Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) will ban the feeding of pigeons starting next week as it launches a campaign to rid city streets of the disease-carrying birds, U Min Aung of the Veterinary and Slaughterhouse Department, said on Monday. He said the YCDC will also ban the sale of feed for the tens of […]

YCDC taxes can be paid by mobile phone from 1 Oct

YANGONITES will be able to pay Yangon City Development Committee’s (YCDC) taxes by mobile phone from 1 October. The mobile payment system for taxes was launched at a ceremony held on 12 September at the Yangon City Hall. The mobile payment system was introduced with the aim of facilitating the payment of YCDC taxes. It […]

Yangon trials digital construction permit system

Yangon City is introducing a new digitalised construction permit scheme in an effort to improve the ease of doing business. With the support of the International Finance Corporation, the Building Control Authority of the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) launched the Yangon Building Permit System on July 1 and it will be piloted until the […]

Yangon’s smart-parking tender to be out this month

The Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) is setting out a tender for a smart-parking system this month in a move to curb indiscriminate parking that has often been blamed for the traffic woes of the country’s commercial capital. The secretary of the road and bridge subcommittee of the YCDC, U Lin Khaing, said a tender […]

NLD’s U Soe Lwin Elected Deputy Mayor of Yangon

YANGON — U Soe Lwin, who won a seat on the executive board of the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) as a candidate for the National League for Democracy in last month’s municipal election, was voted deputy mayor of Myanmar’s largest city and commercial capital on Monday. “[Yangon residents] will see change. We contested the […]

Yangon medical-waste collection system goes high tech

The Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) will use a bar code technology based on the World Health Organization (WHO) standard in its hospital waste collection system starting at the end of the year, a senior committee official said. U Aung Myint Maw, deputy head of the YCDC Pollution Control and Cleansing Department, said the move […]

New bus stops to give Yangon much needed facelift

FMIDecaux has commenced construction of a slew of new bus stops in Yangon, U Maung Aung, secretary of the Yangon Region Transport Authority (YRTA) said this week. The first of these bus stops, located near Myanmar Plaza, is already complete and open to the public. FMIDecaux, which is cooperating with the Yangon City Development Committee […]

Concern voiced over industrial pollution of Myanmar’s Hline River

Lab in-charge Dr. Aye Aye Win from Green Land Organization said that there was high content of iron in Hline River near Hlinetharyar and Shwepyithar industrial zones because of waste water released from these zones. “We found a high content of iron in the river water. And it is very muddy and contains a high […]