IFC, YCDC to improve construction permit system

The International Financial Corporation (IFC) the sister organisation of the World Bank, is partnering with the Yangon City Development Committee(YCDC) to reform the city’s construction permit system and optimise the role of the private firms. “The goal of this partnership with IFC is to streamline and automate Yangon’s construction permit process by June 2019. This […]

Yangon government urged to rein in proliferation of illegal massage parlours

Members of Parliament have urged the Yangon Region government to set clear regulations on opening massage parlours as well as bars and karaoke lounges in hotels and other commercial outlets in Yangon. During a parliament session last week, MPs raised questions on the licensing procedures and controls in place on running such establishments. They also […]

Yangon to focus on construction of deep sea port, new SEZ

At the Yangon Investment Forum yesterday, Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein said the Yangon Regional Government will prioritise the construction of a new deep sea port and Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in the city. Once complete, the port and SEZ will help expand trade and encourage the inflow of foreign currencies, he said. Some […]

Yangon government urged to rein in proliferation of illegal massage parlours

Members of Parliament have urged the Yangon Region government to set clear regulations on opening massage parlours as well as bars and karaoke lounges in hotels and other commercial outlets in Yangon. During a parliament session last week, MPs raised questions on the licensing procedures and controls in place on running such establishments. They also […]

Yangon gears up to lure more investment into business hub

AS INVESTORS await Myanmar’s new moves to open up the economy, the regional government of Yangon plans to unveil its investment strategies at the first Yangon Investment Forum (YIF2018) next week, according to a regional minister. Planning and Finance Minister Myint Taung said at a press conference on Wednesday that Yangon region Chief Minister Phyo […]

Request for Expression of Interest, International Environmental and Social Safeguards, Individual Consultant, Closing Date: 19 April 2018.

Client: Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) Country: Republic of the Union of Myanmar Project: Myanmar Southeast Asia Disaster Risk Management Project Loan No. 60800-MM Assignment Title: International Environmental and Social Safeguards Consultant Reference No. (as per Procurement Plan): C4-CS2 The Republic of the Union of Myanmar has received financing from the International Development Association (IDA) […]

Yangon suspends property project near Mya Yeik Nyo Royal Hotel

Residents are objecting to a real estate development project earmarked for construction near the Mya Yeik Nyo Royal Hotel at Pale Street, Bahan township, as it is near Kokkine reservoir, which supplies water to nine townships in Yangon. Locals are concerned about potential damage to the reservoir and water pumping station, as well as obstruction […]

Yangon under pressure to solve car park shortage

The Yangon Region government has once again come under pressure to solve the chronic shortage of parking space in the city. It will now take action against those responsible for leaving containers in car parks meant for public use, Yangon Mayor U Maung Maung Soe said in Parliament last week. In Yangon, some have been […]

Yangon to upgrade disposal of toxic waste

The Yangon government will construct an incineration facility within the year to properly dispose of the hazardous hospital waste, which at present is being burned in an open garbage collection area, an official said. Dr. Aung Myint Maw, deputy head of the Environmental Conservation and Cleaning Department of the Yangon City Development Committee, said the […]

Buildings under construction still operate: Ygn Mayor

YANGON- The buildings under construction weren’t suspended, Yangon Mayor Maung Maung Soe yesterday said at the Second Parliamentary Meeting of Yangon Region hled on March 6th. MP Hla Thein from Tamwe Constituency said that he wanted to know whether there was a plan to allow under construction buildings which were suspended or not. Maung Maung […]