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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 […]

Government must do a better job managing the impact of growth on Yangon

As Yangon’s status as business and logistics hub of Myanmar grows, the regional government, expecting an influx of people and foreign direct investments, has unveiled grand plans to modernise and expand the city. Yet, many of the projects announced have been criticised for being poorly executed and lacking in contingency planning. Despite being allocated the […]

Yangon struggles to stem tide of trash

The Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) collects more than 2300 tonnes of waste a day from the business capital’s 5 million people, and the ever-increasing population of Yangon demands innovative and sustainable ways of handling its refuse. YCDC officials said they can only handle around 2000 tonnes of waste a day, which is disposed at […]