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Parking fees to be collected in downtown Yangon

Parking officials will collect fees from motorists, including governmental vehicles, in six downtown townships in Yangon to reduce traffic congestion, according to an announcement made by the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC)on March 3. The Smart Car Parking system will be implemented in Lanmadaw, Latha, Pabaedan, Kyauktada, Botahtaung and Pazundaung. An expression of interest notice […]

Yangon mayor takes action to improve city parking

Yangon Mayor U Maung Maung Soe said that the government will take action against those who obstruct parking spaces either with their vehicles or by placing objects on the roads, in order to improve traffic flow in the city. “We have to solve the issue of people parking in the wrong places on the roads, […]

Biofuel plants to help city’s waste woes

Poland and Japan have offered to help Yangon address its growing rubbish disposal problem. The waste problem in Yangon, the country’s commercial hub and most populous city, is increasing every day. Its main dump, the Htein Pin landfill in Hlaing Tharyar township, is nearly full. The city of over seven million people produces up to […]

Local plastics recycling firm receives funding

Yangon-based investment advisory firm, Andaman Capital Partners, has invested into a local plastics recycling start-up. Andaman Capital has injected a mid-six digit figure in Myanmar Recycles, which will help the start-up to expand its business. The actual sum was not disclosed. “The funding will be used to acquire more recycling equipment that will significantly lift […]

Rents raised for shops in Yangon’s parks

The rent for shoplots located in Yangon’s parks and garden have increased based on the market price assessed by the new government, a senior Yangon official said. U Ko Ko Lin, head of the Yangon City Development Committee’s Playgrounds, Parks and Gardens Department, said the increase was to reflect the existing market price of properties […]

YCDC has revised land lease rates upwards in line with market price: Yangon Mayor

The rent on Yangon City Development Committee’s land has been raised during the incumbent government’s term, said Yangon Mayor U Maung Maung Soe. “The land lease rates have increased in line with the market price. It is a fold increase,” he said. Yangon Region Auditor General Daw Khin Than Hla told the regional Hluttaw on […]

Land in Myaungtagar Zone, Phase 1 plots put on sale; committee sorting land types

As part of the sale of land announced by the Yangon Region Government for setting up industrial businesses and public housing, plots of land in the Myaungtagar Industrial Zone went under the hammer along with plots identified for Phase 1 of the sale, said U Than, joint secretary of the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC). […]

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 […]