Dala-Twantay New Town is First Priority in Yangon Development Plan

​​ Plans are underway to establish numerous projects, including Dala-Twantay new town, a new airport, a deep seaport and a special economic zone on Dala side, Thilawa side and Kungyangon’s adjacent areas, according to a draft of the Yangon Urban Development Strategic Plan. Investment of US$15.86 billion has already been made in Dala-Twantay new town, […]

Govt to Turn 15 Pazuntaung Township Streets Into One-Way Lanes

The regional government is planning to turn 15 streets in Pazuntaung Township into one-way lanes, said Yangon Region Electricity, Industry and Transport Minister Nilar Kyaw during a parliamentary session held on November 30. She was replying to a question raised by MP Khin Maung Win of No. 1 Pazuntaung Constituency about whether the regional government […]

Support system needed for growth in retail e-commerce

E-commerce has taken the Southeast Asia retail sector by storm, with Indonesia raking in a total of $5.3 billion in retail sales conducted online last year, according to Statista. Retailers in Thailand drew in $3 billion, while in Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam total retail sales via e-commerce amounted $2 billion dollars over the same period. […]

Street Vendors Moved to Night Market Again

Roadside shopkeepers have been ordered to move to the night market on the Strand Road starting from November 15, sources say. Since the opening of the night market over a year ago, the vendors in the Shwebontha Street in Pabedan Township were instructed to move when they could. The officials started moving the shops yesterday. […]

All Yangon Taxis have Until Year-End to Register Their Vehicles

The Yangon Region Transport Authority (YRTA) officially announced that all taxis must register as city taxis before January 1. The announcement was made through the state-owned newspaper on November 12. Taxis in Yangon are privately owned and there are no regulations limiting their activities so far. Since late 2016, Yangon Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein […]

World-Class Aquarium to Open in Kandawgyi in April 2018

An aquarium of international standard is set to open in Kandawgyi in Yangon next April, according to U Phyo Min Thein, chief minister of Yangon Region. “Arrangements are being made to open an aquarium of international standard at Kandawgyi in April 2018,” he said. Fish breeding, prawn breeding and fish-keeping will be taught at a […]

Car Brokers Refuse to Vacate Crumbling Market Building

CAR brokers are still using the Thiri Mingalar old market, ignoring warnings by the Yangon City Development Committee that the place is very dangerous as parts of its concrete ceiling have begun to collapse. The Thiri Mingalar market was built in 1997 and has been used for 20 years. Many businesses have been using the […]

Govt to Inform Parliament of Start of Yangon New Town Plan

Yangon is creating a southwest development plan for Dala, Seikkyi Kanaungto and Hlaingthaya townships, while the Construction Ministry has agreed to negotiate a starting date with the Yangon regional government and inform parliament of the outcome, deputy minister Kyaw Tin told parliament on November 1. The Department of Human Settlement and Housing Development drew up […]

EOI for Consulting services (firm selection), Myanmar, Closing Date 17 Nov 2017

South East Asia Disaster Risk Management Project Project ID. P160931 Assignment Title: Component 3 Preparation of Detailed Engineering Designs and Bidding Documents for the seismic retrofitting of 20 buildings in Yangon, and Construction Management and Supervision of the Works. Reference No. C3 CS1 The Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar has applied […]

EOI for International procurement specialist, Individual consultant, Closing Date 17 Nov 2017

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 Procurement Specialist Reference No. (as per Procurement Plan): C4-CS1 The Republic of the Union of Myanmar has received financing from the International Development Association (IDA) in the form […]