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Survey finds 40pc of Yangonites dissatisfied with YCDC

The Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) is the entity charged with managing and providing many of the services, such as planning, cleaning, transportation, and infrastructure development, among others, that keep a modern city humming. As such, the YCDC’s performance of its duties directly affects the lives of some five million people living in the city. […]

YCDC plans to open Yangon City Hall as a public place

Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) is planning to open Yangon City Hall as a public place, said Hlaing Maw Oo, secretary of the YCDC. The Yangon City Hall is currently occupied by departments; Office of Yangon Mayor and the office of the committee members. However, they are dealing with office procedures for about seven million […]

Flood management in Yangon has improved 75%: YCDC member

Flood management measures are being undertaken in Yangon Region and there has been a 75-per cent improvement in the urban drainage system compared to last year, said U Min Han, Yangon City Development Committee member in charge of drainage and sewage management. He made the remarks at a press conference on YCDC’s performance, held on […]

YCDC warns businesses along Shwe Hlay Creek

The Yangon City Development Committee has notified Jade Hotel, Chan Myae Hotel, High Five Hotel and High Star Hotel to remove annexes encroaching on Shwe Hlay creek in Yangon Region’s North Okkala Township. In a statement to the Yangon Regional Assembly on June 18 Yangon Mayor U Maung Maung Soe said that “action would be […]

Yangon to tax hostels in biggest migrant worker city

The Yangon City Development Corporation (YCDC) will tax hostels in Hlaing Tharyar township, which has the most domestic migrant workers in the city, said U Soe Thein Aung, YCDC chair of the township. There are over 6000 hostels that have at least 10 rooms each in Hlaing Tharyar. U Soe Thein Aung said that under […]

A clean-up campaign for Yangon’s air pollution

The SHWEDAGON Pagoda was our first stop on a mission to gather data on air quality in various locations across Yangon, which began one Sunday morning in late March. The air quality in the commercial capital seemed to have deteriorated throughout the hot season, and we wanted to know how bad it was and what […]

Deadline for Yangon sky train land compensation announced

Land for the Yangon Urban Mass Rapid Transit (YUMRT) route will have to be acquired and the Yangon regional government has set the deadline for claims of resettlement and other compensation as May 6, the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) announced earlier this week. Any modifications, extensions and new construction done on land demarcated for […]

The future of the Secretariat

At over 100 years old, the splendid centrepiece of Yangon’s colonial heritage, the Secretariat, is a landmark beloved by locals. More than its aesthetic appeal and imposing size, the building holds a special significance for being the site of the 1947 assassination of General Bogyoke Aung San and eight other senior advisers. The Secretariat was […]

YCDC invites Expression of Interest, National environmental safeguards consultant, C4-CS6

Client: Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) Country: Republic of the Union of Myanmar Project: Myanmar Southeast Asia Disaster Risk Management Project Loan No.: 60800-MM Assignment Title: National Social Safeguards Consultant Reference No.: C4-CS6 1. The Republic of the Union of Myanmar has received financing from the International Development Association (IDA) in the form of a […]

On track to meet Yangon’s growing water needs

With the hot season not far away, water shortages are set to become a problem again in many parts of Yangon. According to U Myint Zaw Than, Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) deputy head of the Engineering Department for Water and Sanitation, the YCDC supplies water from four sources via a network of pipes. For […]