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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 […]

More projects to ensure sufficient water supply to Yangon : YCDC

To ensure water supply to the growing population of Yangon, the Yangon City Development Committee plans to consecutively implement more projects until 2040, said U Myint Zaw Than, deputy section head, Department of Engineering (Water and Sanitation), under the YCDC. “The YCDC and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) are jointly drafting a master plan […]

Billboard advertising shrinks but remains part of Yangon landscape

Just half a decade ago, Yangon was dotted with billboards as companies jostled for the best locations to draw the attention of the consumers to the products they were introducing to the market. But just like other traditional advertising media, such as the newspapers and magazines, among others, the outdoor advertising industry is now fighting […]

Request for Expression of Interest for Consulting Services – Firms Selection. Closing Date 12 December 2018

The Republic Of The Union Of Myanmar, Sourth Ease Asia Disaster Risk Management Project, Project ID. P160931 Reference No. C3 CS1-2 The Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the South East Asia Disaster Risk Management Project, and intends to apply part […]

German firms eye Myanmar’s water sector

German companies will be travelling to Yangon, Nay Pyi Taw and Mandalay to explore Myanmar’s market focusing on water and wastewater infrastructure and a conference on the topic is hosted by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) and the German Water Partnership (GWP), in collaboration with the German Embassy in Yangon. […]

Yangon govt to act against messy overhead cables

The Yangon Regional Government says it is going to take action against telecommunications companies for untidy telecom cables that crisscross roads and streets, Daw Nilar Kyaw, minister of electricity, industry, transportation and telecommunication said during the sitting of the regional assembly last Thursday. “We will be going to take action against the telecoms companies that […]