Gold industry hopes to see central market in 2017

Gold industry figures are hoping this will be the year when plans for a central gold market finally come to fruition, although fundamental decisions about the project have yet to be made. U Kyaw Win, general secretary of Myanmar Gold Entrepreneurs Association, said he hopes to see a Yangon-based central gold market established in 2017. […]

Myanmar courting global producers

The Myanmar authorities have sped up efforts in recent months to increase the country’s attractiveness for global manufacturers. The latest move was revealed in September by the Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) and concerns the move to allow local and foreign investors into industrial zones across the country. This follows requests by companies from Hong Kong […]

YCDC Invitation for Bids for Street Furniture. Closing Date 17 Feb 2017

Subscribe to our Tender Alert. We send out email alert on Tender and EOI as it happens. Name of Project: Installation,Maintenance and Operation of Street Furniture Items in the City of Yangon. YCDC invites bids from the interested bidders for the installation,Maintenance and Operation of Street Furniture Items and the grant of an exclusice right […]

Street Vendor Holdouts, YCDC on Crash Course Over Relocation Plan

​​ Tensions are mounting between Yangon City Development Committee and the commercial capital’s street vendors, as a small contingent refuses to move stalls from their locations on Anawrahta Road. Following a recently announced ban on street stalls on Yangon’s 11 busiest roads, YCDC staff have been travelling around the downtown area with loudspeakers, informing vendors that they […]

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.  […]

Myanmar’s first waste-to-energy plant nearly finished

The waste-to-energy plant being constructed in Shwepyitha Industrial Zone in Yangon is 95 per cent completed, according to the Yangon City Development Committee. The country’s first-ever plant to produce energy from waste materials is estimated to be put into operation in April of next year, said a spokesperson of the YCDC’s Environmental Conservation and Sanitation […]

Govt Hunts Down Illegal Immigrants in Yangon

The Yangon authorities will investigate Ks 5,000 (US$3.8) shops to know whether they harbour illegal immigrants today (November 28), sources say. The operation began after Yangon Minister Zaw Aye Maung for Rakhine ethnic affairs stated  that he would take action against illegal immigrants in Yangon at a regional parliamentary session. The Yangon City Development Committee […]

Yangon Lifts Building Suspension

Yangon Region has permitted contractors to construct buildings with more than three floors after a five-month suspension, according to Yangon City Development Committee’s building department. In July the order was issued to prevent larger buildings before a new construction policy came into effect. The order had been lifted although the new policy was yet to emerge, said a YCDC official.  “Our suspension came because we […]

Rangoon to Relocate Street Vendors

RANGOON— In an effort to manage the sprawl of street vendors on downtown Rangoon’s congested roads, the city’s municipal authority has designated three locations for vendors and expects to launch them next week, a senior official said. According to U Nyi Nyi Oo, deputy head of the Yangon City Development Committee’s (YCDC) administrative department, the […]

Illegal foreign workers in construction sites to be scrutinized

Illegal foreign workers in Yangon construction sites will be inspected by regional authorities, said Yangon Regional Hluttaw Pabedan township Constituency 1 representative U Than Naing Oo. The inspection team will be formed with officials from regional Hluttaw and Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC). A list of construction sites will be request from YCDC, it is […]