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Request for Expression of Interest (EOI) – Development of Zoning Water Distribution System Project, Deadline: 28th October, 2019

The Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar Yangon Region Government Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) Request for Expression of Interest (EOI) Applications/ Proposals for Expression of Interest (EOI) are invited from interested companies (local, international or joint venture) to carry out the works for the Project for the development of Zoning Water […]

Yangon Farmers market

The concepts of ‘Yangon City’ and ‘farming’ are difficult to connect. The smoggy, bustling roads and towering condos of the urban centre often do not even offer a view of any fertile land, though the fields are only a few miles away. It often seems that food magically appears at the supermarket or depots for […]

Yangon’s new city to start bidding process

The government body in charge of developing the new Yangon city project announced that it will commence the bidding process in mid-February. Yangon’s regional government launched an ambitious new city project via a government-owned New Yangon Development Co (NYDC) last March. The scheme covers an area twice the size of Singapore with a target of […]

Customers, traders warn of difficulties if Yangon poultry market is relocated

Both traders and customers will face difficulties if the chicken and duck market in Mingalar Taung Nyunt township is relocated, according to U Hla Shwe, secretary of the market welfare group, but said they will abide by the decision of the government. “In my opinion, this market is in its right place and it is […]

Markets in Yangon to be upgraded says Chief Minister

At the inauguration of Danyingone wholesale market on Tuesday, Yangon Chief Minister Phyo Min Thein said that plans were underway to upgrade 170 markets in Yangon. “When we take over administration, there were 174 markets in Yangon. Our new government decided to do upgrading works of these markets. Most of the venders are selling things […]

Agreement for Hanthawady airport close to signing

An agreement appears in the offing as the coordination committee for the Hanthawady International Airport construction project heads into its sixth meeting with the tender-winning company optimistic that they could emerge with a contract. Coordinated efforts are being made to get moving on the project for an international airport in Bago Region. The first week […]

Thiri Mingalar Shut-Down Order Draws Focus on Yangon’s Traffic, Car-Park Shortage Problems

Car brokers are lobbying for the government to provide an alternative compound at Mingalardon Township that is large enough and conducive for them to do business. This, after the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) ordered the Thiri Mingalar car centre in Ahlone Township shuttered on August 16. In fact, plans for such a compound to […]

Police Step Up Crack Down on ATM Card Fraud

Local banks are teaming up with the Myanmar Police Force to crack down on il­legal cash withdrawals by counterfeit ATM cards, according to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of Naypyidaw. In a steamed effort to stop criminals from de­frauding Myanmar ATMs, police are installing CCTV cameras around cash machines, increasing levels of security, and even […]

World Bank pumps in $100m to halt floods in Yangon

Yangon Region Minister U Phyo Min Thein said a study on how to address the floods in Yangon is ongoing, partly using the $100 million aid. Currently, drains in the Yangon City are becoming narrow and low amid increasing population and increasing rainfall, he said in a recent meeting with the vice president and the […]

Quezon City seals sister-cities pact with Myanmar’s Yangon City

QUEZON CITY, Feb. 3 (PIA)–Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista on Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding with the mayor of Yangon City in Myanmar binding the two Southeast Asian cities into a “sisterhood agreement”. Mayor Maung Maung Soe signed in behalf of the Yangon City Development Committee, the administrative body of the former capital and […]