French aid to improve water supplies

The French Development Agency (AFD) and the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) signed on September 22 a €1,25 million grant agreement that aims at financing the improvement of water service management in Tarmwe Township in Yangon. The project seeks to implement a technical and commercial management model for the municipality’s water service in the pilot […]

Area map signboards to be installed in Yangon

Area map signboards containing information about historical buildings and heritage locations will be installed at 15 locations in Yangon’s Central Business District so tourists and local visitors can be easily guided as they explore places in the city. Yangon Mayor Maung Maung Soe witnessed on Monday the installation of the first area-map signboard located in […]

Expression of Interest in Consulting Services for Disaster Risk Management Project. Closing Date 17 August 2017

Subscribe to our tender alert mailing list MYANMAR South East Asia Disaster Risk Management Project Project ID. P160931 Assignment Title: Component 2 Preparation of Detailed Engineering Designs and Bidding Documents for Drainage Infrastructure Improvements for the 6 Downtown Townships of Yangon (Lanmadaw, Latha, Pabedan, Kyauktada, Botahtaung and Pazundaung) and Construction Management and Supervision of the […]

History Comes Alive in Yangon

PROGRESS is inevitable in Yangon, in a country just opening up and changing after Aung San Suu Kyi’s victory in Myanmar’s first free election in 25 years. Mass tourism may even set in, which prompted me to take a week-long holiday in the nation’s former capital before it is awash with tourists. In a frenzy […]

Two river pump projects to supply clean water to Yangon

To satisfy increasing demand for water in Yangon, the Yangon City Development Committee is planning to implement water-pumping projects in the Kukkowa River and Toe River this fiscal year. The two projects will have the capacity to distribute 100 million gallons of water daily. The Kukkowa project will supply 60 million gallons daily to Hlaingthaya, […]

Proposal to open Yangon City Hall to the public in limbo

A proposal to open the downtown headquarters of Yangon City Development Committee to the public have been on hold for almost a year, according to an official. Yangon City Hall was the first building in Yangon to be awarded a blue plaque by Yangon Heritage Trust (YHT), as part of a campaign that will see […]

Historic Rowe & Co building lives on with a new purpose

Yangon Heritage Trust is touting a building owned by AYA Bank as a fine example of historical repurposing, awarding it a blue plaque to mark its historical designation on September 25. The building at the corner of Mahabandoola Road and Mahabandoola Garden Street next to Yangon City Hall was formerly the location of prominent department […]

Blue plaques to mark Yangon’s heritage

Yangon City Hall is the first building to receive a blue plaque from Yangon Heritage Trust (YHT) marking its historical importance. It is part of a campaign will see about 100 plaques placed at historical buildings and sites in the city as part of an effort to spread knowledge of the city’s history, said U […]