Yangon Lawmakers Call Local Govt’s Industrial Zone Projects ‘Unrealistic’

YANGON — Yangon lawmakers have criticized the industrial zone projects of the regional government as “unrealistic.” Lawmakers on Tuesday discussed the regional government’s plan to establish 11 new industrial zones on the city’s outskirts. It was announced by Yangon Region Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein last month on the sidelines of the Yangon Investment […]

Yangon under pressure to solve car park shortage

The Yangon Region government has once again come under pressure to solve the chronic shortage of parking space in the city. It will now take action against those responsible for leaving containers in car parks meant for public use, Yangon Mayor U Maung Maung Soe said in Parliament last week. In Yangon, some have been […]

YCDC investigates long building constructions delays in Yangon

YCDC is investigating long delays in the construction of buildings in Yangon Region and the reasons behind unreasonable delays, said Yangon Mayor U Maung Maung Soe on Monday at the Yangon Parliament. The construction of many buildings in the region has been suspended for several years, according to MP U Yan Aung from Mingalar Taung […]

Mayor promises speedy review of high-rise projects

Yangon Mayor U Maung Maung Soe said the government did not suspend any additional construction projects involving high-rise buildings on March 6. He made the comments in the regional legislature. MP U Hla Thein from Tamwe township asked if the government has plans to greenlight the construction projects. “Suspending construction projects which have already started […]

YCDC profits from farm production, leasing activities

Yangon Region draws profits every year from its farms and other means of production, Yangon Mayor U Maung Maung Soe said at a Yangon Regional Parliament session last week. Since 2001-02, Yangon residents have enjoyed affordable access to rice, fish, eggs, poultry, meat and vegetables produced by farms operated by the Yangon City Development Committee […]

Architects, Experts Slam Draft Law for Yangon City Development

YANGON—A new draft law governing the development of Yangon has been condemned by architects and urban planners, who say it lacks a long-term vision for Myanmar’s biggest city, as well as safeguards against conflicts of interest involving members of the city’s development authority. Yangon government-appointed experts and the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC), the municipal […]

YCDC should speed up approval process for building construction

The Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) should look into the long waiting times before permits to construct multi-storied buildings in the city are awarded to applicants, U Thet Tun Win, MP from Botahtaung Township, said at the Yangon Region Parliament. Currently, it takes at least one year before the construction permits are made available to […]

YCDC to fix pedestrian crossings at markets, schools

The Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) is to repair pedestrian traffic signals and repaint pedestrian lanes in front of markets and schools, Yangon Mayor U Maung Maung Soe said. He said some traffic signals, especially along the markets and schools are not function properly or damaged, worsening the traffic congestion, especially during rush hours, and […]

YCDC budgets $77 million for Yangon flooding

The Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) will spend US$77 million (K104.7 billion) to fund projects to end flooding in Yangon Region, said Yangon Mayor U Maung Maung Soe. The mayor said the money is part of the $124 million loan provided by the World Bank to end the perennial flooding in the country’s economic capital […]

Yangon New City Project to be Remodelled with Tower Blocks Included

The current New City project in Myanmar’s commercial capital will be remodelled to accommodate the city’s projected population growth and tower blocks will be part of the new plan, according to a Yangon Region minister. Daw Nilar Kyaw, the regional minister for electricity, industry and transportation, made the remarks on July 10 during a special […]