WB suggests five points for higher rank in the Ease of Doing Business

World Bank (WB) has suggested five points to create a framework for e-government and redraft over-100-year-old taxation law in a bid to get the higher rank in the Ease of Doing Business, said Aung Htoo, Deputy Minister for Commerce. The WB suggested the emergence of a law framework pertaining to Companies Act, e-Commerce and legislation […]

YCDC drafts new rules for building permits

Yangon City Development Committee has finished amending its building permit regulations, its secretary said yesterday, after completing a divisive review of high-rise projects across the city that saw rule-breaking developers told to amend their designs. The new regulations have already been shared with industry association and will be made public once they have been approved by the Yangon […]

YCDC takes on parking blockers

On the city’s busy streets, where traffic is ever more frequently stationary, it is no longer feasible for people to block parking spaces with makeshift barriers, said an official from the department of administration at Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC). “People are no longer allowed to do this. We are carrying out inspections from township […]

Car import business marred by fraudulent dealings

However, the chief of the unit, U Myint Cho, said the rate of importation had fallen from about 20,000 per month last year to the single-figure thousands this year. “From that point of view the system has been reasonably successful,” he said. Alarmed at the almost constant congestion that developed in Yangon following the liberalisation […]