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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 […]

On track to meet Yangon’s growing water needs

With the hot season not far away, water shortages are set to become a problem again in many parts of Yangon. According to U Myint Zaw Than, Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) deputy head of the Engineering Department for Water and Sanitation, the YCDC supplies water from four sources via a network of pipes. For […]

Benchachinda JV eyes double-digit growth in Myanmar

Myanmar Information Highway (MIH), a joint venture between Benchachinda Group and local companies that provides broadband Internet services in Myanmar, hopes to enjoy double-digit growth this year, according to PassakornHongsyok, the firm’s general manager. Passakorn said in an exclusive interview that the firm aims to serve 2,000 corporate clients in Yangon by the end of […]

Billboard advertising shrinks but remains part of Yangon landscape

Just half a decade ago, Yangon was dotted with billboards as companies jostled for the best locations to draw the attention of the consumers to the products they were introducing to the market. But just like other traditional advertising media, such as the newspapers and magazines, among others, the outdoor advertising industry is now fighting […]