Yangon government urged to rein in proliferation of illegal massage parlours

Members of Parliament have urged the Yangon Region government to set clear regulations on opening massage parlours as well as bars and karaoke lounges in hotels and other commercial outlets in Yangon. During a parliament session last week, MPs raised questions on the licensing procedures and controls in place on running such establishments. They also […]

Crackdown on idle land in industrial zones in Yangon intensifies

Yangon Region Government has collected the list of idle lands bought with the intention of manipulating land prices in some industrial zones in Yangon, said Nilar Kyaw, Yangon Region Minister for Electricity, Industry and Transport, at the 6th regular session of Yangon Region Parliament on March 16. Regional MP Kyaw Kyaw Maung representing East Dagon […]

Yangon government urged to rein in proliferation of illegal massage parlours

Members of Parliament have urged the Yangon Region government to set clear regulations on opening massage parlours as well as bars and karaoke lounges in hotels and other commercial outlets in Yangon. During a parliament session last week, MPs raised questions on the licensing procedures and controls in place on running such establishments. They also […]

New Yangon City Phase-1 expected to cost over $ 1.5 bln

Infrastructure development of New Yangon City Phase-1 is expected to cost over US$ 1.5 billion, Yangon region Chief Minister Phyo Min Thein said at a press conference on the launch of New Yangon Development Co Ltd (NYDC) at Lotte Hotel in Yangon on March 31. Phyo Min Thein, Yangon region Chief Minister said: “The establishment […]

Yangon provides timeline, details of new projects

The Yangon Region Government will this year commence development of several new projects including the construction of two new townships and a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Yangon under the city’s Urban Development Master Plan. Among the projects slated for 2018 are two new townships – Kyee Myin Daing and Dala- as well as an […]

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 […]

Petition calls on Yangon government to control factories disposing of waste water

A petition will reportedly be sent to the Yangon Region government on February 16 for supervising the factories in Yangon disposing of waste water recklessly and a distillery in Shwepyitha Township Industrial Zone (1). “There have been about 1,000 signatures. The main problem is that Shwepyitha distillery does not follow the rules prescribed by the […]

Draft Municipal Law for Yangon Draws Fire from Lawmakers, Urban Planners

YANGON — Members of the Yangon Region Parliament condemned a new draft law for proposing to allow the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC), the municipality’s governing body, to run business enterprises with tax revenue from the city’s 5 million-plus residents. The new draft of the Yangon City Development Committee Law was prepared at the request […]

Yangon home to over 300 karaoke places

Yangon Region has more than 300 karaoke places, according to a cabinet minister. Karen ethnic affairs minister Naw Pan Thinzar Myo revealed the information February 7 to a Yangon regional parliamentary session in reply to MP Kyi Pyar from Kyauktada Township who asked for the exact number of the businesses and the fees they pay […]

Yangon Chief Minister Underscores Systematic Management of Industrial Zones

​​ Yangon Region Chief Minister Phyo Min Thein has stressed the need to systematically manage the industrial zones where warehouses and vacant land plots are subject to market speculation as an industrial supervision committee has been formed with regional ministers. The establishment of the supervision committee under the leadership of the ministers comes after management […]