Yangon MPs Approve Pollution Proposal

​​ Yangon Region’s parliament yesterday approved a proposal calling for action to be taken against factories that pollute.  Five MPs discussed the proposal submitted by MP Kyaw Kyaw Tun of Hlaing township constituency no.1 on October 18.  In his proposal, Kyaw Kyaw Tun said there were many industrial zones and factories in Yangon and it was crucial for distilleries, cell battery and rubber factories to treat their waste water. Now rivers were polluted with waste. Distilleries were not the factories that produced essential goods but they were heavy polluters, the MP said.  […]

Yangon to Run Quake-Resistance Tests

Yangon Mayor Maung Maung Soe said the city’s public buildings would be tested to see if they were resistant to earthquakes.  He addressed Yangon Region parliament on Thursday in reply to MP Thein Myint of Tamwe who raised a question on Yangon’s quake resistance.  The MP said: “Some buildings were not built in line with the law and quality standards that can withstand earthquake in the past 50 years. The authorities had flaws when […]

Calls for Yangon Govt to Halt Rising Price of Fish and Poultry

Concerns have been raised in parliament over the rising cost of poultry and fish prices at the market. Speaking during a sitting of the Yangon Region parliament on October 12, U Han Htun, Yangon Region minister for agriculture, livestock, forestry and energy, said research was needed to understand the steep increases in market prices for […]

Applications for public rental housing to open in February

The Yangon Region government will start accepting applications in February for public rental housing for people who cannot afford to buy homes, according to Kyaw Soe, the regional minister for forestry and energy. At the special session of the Yangon Region parliament yesterday, the regional minister replied to a question raised by Dr Nyo Nyo […]

Yangon Region government sees record budget deficit in 2015-2016 FY

Yangon Region Ministry of Finance put forward a budget report for the 2015-2016 fiscal during the meeting held in Yangon on April 2, which reported a deficit of more than Ks 120 billion. This deficit is twice the size of last year’s deficit. Yangon Region earned a total revenue of approximately Ks 404 billion in […]

Yangon auditor-general two years behind on government accounts

Two members of the Yangon Region parliament – an MP from the Union Solidarity and Development Party and one independent – are calling for the release of audits into regional government spending for the past two years. So far MPs say they have only received audited reports for spending in 2012-13 – the fiscal year […]

Asia Express should pay Ks 2.6 billion owed to Yangon: MP

Asia Express needs to pay a revenue of more than Ks 2.6 billion owed to Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC), said MP Dr. Nyo Nyo Thin, No.2 Bahan Constituency during Yangon regional parliament session held on April 24. She made the comments while urging the Yangon Region government to cooperate with the parliament to implement […]