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YCDC launches stray-dog clearance operations in four townships

The Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) is conducting stray dog clearance operations in four townships as a pilot project once a week, said U Min Aung from the Livestock Breeding and Veterinary Department. The project is being carried out in Lanmadaw, Latha, Kyauktada and Pabedan townships and they expect that these townships will be free […]

Keen investor interest in privatisation of Yangon water system

Investors are showing keen interest in managing and distributing water in Yangon, with a total of 32 local and foreign companies having submitted expressions of interest (EOI) for the job since August 28, when the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) first announced its privatisation plans. The private sector has until October 28 to submit EOIs, […]

YCDC to introduce kiosks near bus stops

The Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) is planning to install 5×5-foot food kiosks near bus stops in Yangon, said Yangon mayor U Maung Maung Soe at a press conference held in City Hall last week. “This plan aims to promote more civil society organisations and encourage corporate social responsibility. But we won’t allow the vendors […]

Supply, distribution of water in Yangon to be privatised: Mayor

The Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) will invite the private sector to take over the supply and distribution of water in Yangon, Mayor U Maung Maung Soe was quoted by state media as saying. He said the YCDC has been facing difficulties managing wastage and lacks the manpower required to prevent illegal tapping of water […]

In Myanmar’s Commercial Capital, Mayor’s Sidewalk Store Plan Draws Criticism

YANGON—A plan by the mayor of Myanmar’s commercial capital to install mini convenience stores next to bus stops has Yangonites and regional lawmakers crying foul. They say the plan will only further reduce the already scarce space for pedestrians on its narrow sidewalks. Yangon Mayor U Maung Maung Soe announced the plan during a press […]

YCDC – What do residents really think?

Yangon residents and businesses pay a lot of taxes, and in return expect particular services or utilities to be provided for by the government. A reliable water supply, clean and well-maintained streets, or having access to public recreational facilities are a few of the expectations some taxpayers have. Exactly what Yangon’s five million residents think […]

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 […]