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Pilot project offers better way to manage Htein Bin landfill

A pilot project has been using a new system for the past two months to deal with rubbish at the Htein Bin landfill in Hlaing Tharyar township, said U Aung Myint Maw of the Yangon City Development Committee. The dump was the scene of a stubborn fire that spewed toxic smoke into the air in […]

Survey finds 40pc of Yangonites dissatisfied with YCDC

The Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) is the entity charged with managing and providing many of the services, such as planning, cleaning, transportation, and infrastructure development, among others, that keep a modern city humming. As such, the YCDC’s performance of its duties directly affects the lives of some five million people living in the city. […]

YCDC plans to open Yangon City Hall as a public place

Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) is planning to open Yangon City Hall as a public place, said Hlaing Maw Oo, secretary of the YCDC. The Yangon City Hall is currently occupied by departments; Office of Yangon Mayor and the office of the committee members. However, they are dealing with office procedures for about seven million […]

Cigarettes and betel nut – barriers to hospital cleanliness

Daw Cherry Kyaw has been a cleaner at the Yangon General Hospital for nine years. She takes care of the stairwell and entryways of the main building. She cleans the stairs at 8am and 1pm every day and quietly complains of having to clear the floor of cigarette butts and betel spittle. It should take […]

Restored Pegu Club Receives Heritage Trust Blue Plaque

The 136-year old teak clubhouse and former gentlemen’s club during colonial rule, the Pegu Club was awarded a Blue Plaque by the Yangon Heritage Trust on Thursday at a ceremony attended by the trust’s founder, U Thant Myint U, Yangon Chief Minister Phyo Min Thein and secretary of the Myanmar Investment Commission U Aung Naing […]

Invitation for Prequalification, Yangon Water Supply Improvement Project, Deadline: 15 July, 2019

The Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar Yangon City Development Committee Invitation for Prequalification Greater Yangon Water Supply Improvement Project Phase 2 Date: 31 May 2019 Loan Agreement No: MY-P19 IFP No: MY-P19/PQ-04 The Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar has received a Loan from Japan International Cooperation Agency […]

Parliament approves US$749m Japan loan for Yangon, Mandalay

The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (Assembly of the Union) has approved a ¥82.27 billion (US$748.5 million) loan for urban development projects in Yangon and Mandalay. The loan would finance sewage pipe system development in Yangon, as well as electricity distribution in Yangon and Mandalay, among others, according to U Maung Maung Win, deputy minister of Planning and […]

New industrial zone proposed northwest of Yangon

Golden Myanmar Investment Consortium, which was formed by investors from China, Hong Kong and Myanmar to develop industrial zones, is planning to set up a new zone in Htantabin township, Yangon, the Yangon Region government and Yangon Region Investment Committee have announced. The creation of the industrial zone is expected to require investments totaling US$500 […]

Traffic, garbage and drainage the top concerns in Yangon, say election hopefuls

YANGON — Traffic management, garbage collection, drainage and land tenure were named as the main concerns of Yangon residents at a panel discussion to promote the municipal election on March 31. Hundreds of people attended the event organised by the Yangon School of Political Science and the New Myanmar Foundation in downtown Maha Bandoola Park […]

YCDC invites Expression of Interest, National environmental safeguards consultant, C4-CS6

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: National Social Safeguards Consultant Reference No.: C4-CS6 1. The Republic of the Union of Myanmar has received financing from the International Development Association (IDA) in the form of a […]