Draft Municipal Law for Yangon Draws Fire from Lawmakers, Urban Planners

YANGON — Members of the Yangon Region Parliament condemned a new draft law for proposing to allow the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC), the municipality’s governing body, to run business enterprises with tax revenue from the city’s 5 million-plus residents. The new draft of the Yangon City Development Committee Law was prepared at the request […]

Building code changes still pending

A number of amendments to Myanmar’s National Building Code are still pending approval, as the existing rules are deemed unsuitable for high-rise developments. A group of experts has drawn up a bill of additional amendments, which was completed in July and has been submitted to the Ministry of Construction (MoC), according to U Khin Maung […]