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YCDC cracks down on unauthorized buildings

Legal action is being taken against buildings constructed without permission in Yangon Region, said U Win Myint Than, committee member-7, Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC). “Relating to the construction of buildings without erection of green signboards, the elected Township municipal chairman, YCDC representative (EO), in his capacity as secretary, and two other members checked such […]

Final round of bidding for Yangon parking system

The Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) is preparing for a final tender on November 29 for the implementation of a smart-parking system in Yangon. U Lin Khaing, secretary of the YCDC’s road and bridge subcommittee said the final tender will take place this month for the parking system in six of Yangon’s townships. It is […]

YCDC to remove fibre cables of unregistered installation companies

Unregistered fibre lines which have been installed without permission on lampposts in Yangon Region will be removed, said U Lin Khaing, head of the Engineering Department (Roads and Bridges) of the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC). According to the YCDC, only 23 companies have been approved and registered to install the fibre lines in Yangon […]

Parking Fees to Be Reintroduced in Myanmar’s Biggest City, Yangon

YANGON—The Yangon municipal administration plans to reintroduce parking fees in six downtown townships of the country’s commercial capital after installing “smart” car parks. The Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) announced at a regular press conference on Nov. 18 that it is currently evaluating six bids submitted by companies in response to a request for tenders […]

Yangon Orders Closure of Unlicensed Luxury Spa in Myanmar’s Historic Secretariat

YANGON—A newly-opened deluxe spa at Yangon’s Secretariat will have to be closed because it has no operating license, according to the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC). “We have not officially issued a business license to the spa at the Secretariat. As it is operating without a license, it has to be closed,” U Than, the […]

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 […]