YCDC to reduce groundwater pumping

Yangon City Development Committee will reduce groundwater pumping, said Yangon mayor Maung Maung Soe at the fourth regular session of regional parliament on May 22. In response to the question of MP Than Swe representing Mingala Taungnyunt Constituency-2 about water supply, sewage disposal and power supply system, Maung Maung Soe said Yangon City Development Committee […]

Rangoon Drafting Master Plan for Controversial Projects in Mya Kyun Tha

RANGOON — City officials are now drafting a master plan for multiple suspended construction projects on the site of a public garden occupying a peninsula in Rangoon’s Inya Lake. Four companies—Magic Land (which leased 13.864 acres), Nayla Pwint (2.686 acres), Ryu Ji (1.377 acres) and Mandalay Golden Wing (1.83 acres)—had been constructing projects of up […]

New Mingalar Market to Begin Construction in November

After suffering a devastating fire about one and a half years ago, the location of Mingalar market is now in a good condition to start construction for the new market, said Ko Kyaw Naing Htwe, representative of shopkeepers in Mingalar Market. On May 18, a meeting took place between officials from Yangon City Development Committee […]

Rangoon Survey Reveals Nearly 6,000 Heritage Buildings

RANGOON—An on-going survey conducted by Yangon Heritage Trust has revealed that the former capital has nearly 6,000 heritage buildings across the city. The non-governmental organization advocating for heritage protection in the city has been carrying out the Urban Heritage Inventory since it was founded in 2012. So far it has logged nearly 6,000 heritage buildings—some dating back to […]

Rangoon MP: Owners of Unlawful Game Centers Should be Punished—Not Employees

RANGOON — A lawmaker has called for clearer definitions of illegal gambling machines sometimes found in “game centers” in Rangoon and more accountability for the owners of such firms. MP U Than Naing Oo of Panbedan Township asked Rangoon Mayor U Maung Maung Soe in a divisional parliamentary session on Monday to specify illegal gambling […]

Redrafting of Municipal Law Underway

Yangon Mayor Maung Maung Soe told Mizzima that they were redrafting the Municipal Law, which has weaknesses, with the assistance of Singaporean legal experts. “It is really shameful. This new Municipal Law is not as good and comprehensive as the law enacted in 1922,” he said, referring to the legislation brought in under British colonial […]

Avoid Loss of Foreign Investments: Report

The Yangon Region Finance, Planning and Economic Committee has sent its yearly report to the regional parliament, urging for action to be taken in order to avoid the loss of foreign investments. Committee chair Daw Sandar Min said the regional government must put emphasis on issues that could affect investments and the economy. Among the […]

First Phase of New Danyinkone Wholesale Market to Open in May

Yangon: The first phase of the new Danyinkone wholesale market will be opened in the second week of May, Thaung Tin, deputy head of the markets department under Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC), said on Monday. The new market is set on an 80-acre space developed by a public company in cooperation with the YCDC. […]

Yangon waterworks get patch-up from Mitsubishi, Manila Water

Japanese trading house Mitsubishi Corp. and Philippine utility Manila Water have reduced lost water revenue by about three-fourths here, according to a report they released Friday, through upgrading plumbing and meterage in a trial waste-reduction program. After signing an agreement in 2014 with the Yangon City Development Committee, the companies launched a trial project to […]

Number of Business Licenses Soaring

​​ Yangon Mayor Maung Maung Soe said the number of business licenses issued by Yangon City Development Committee has reached over 43,000, at the Yangon region parliament yesterday. He replied to the question raised by MP Aye Aye Mar representing Lanmadaw township constituency-1 over the number of small and medium-sized enterprises, the region government’s measures […]