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 […]

Average population density in Yangon reaches to 16,000 per square mile

The average population density for Yangon has reached about 16,000 people per square mile, and most of them are living in downtown areas, Sanchaung, Kyimyindine and Kamayut townships, according to the report of the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC). The downtown areas such as Kyauktada and Pebadan townships have the highest population densities in Yangon, […]

YCDC Fights Fake Permits at Private Construction Sites

Constructors will not be allowed to post building permits for buildings themselves anymore, and have to use YCDC-made signboards instead, according to the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC). YCDC said illegal builders are putting up signs on their projects that claim to have the Committee’s permission, while in reality the projects are illegal and the […]

‘Zawtika’ Khin Hlaing: We Should Enter Parliament to Legislate, Not to Obstruct

Late last year, Khin Hlaing was part of a pioneering group of four candidates to win elected office in a Rangoon municipal poll that saw the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) gain a semblance of accountability to voters for the first time. Less than a year later, the businessman turned city official has his sights […]

Yangon to Get First Waste-to-Energy Plant by 2017

The Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) will build a small waste-to-energy plant worth $16.2 million in cooperation with Japan, a top official said. Construction of the machine, which has the capacity to burn 60 tonnes of trash, will start this month, said U Aung Myint Maw, deputy director of Environment and Cleaning Department, YCDC. The […]