Designing Yangon for the future

​7 Sep 2018 - Myanmar Times -  With international funding, two big projects could dramatically affect how Yangon evolves in the future, potentially doubling its 5 million population to become another one of the world's megacities. The debate over the Dala Bridge and New Yangon – chronicled by T...
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Mandalay battles littering curse and clogged drains

3 Sep 18 - Myanmar Times - ​ When it rains, it is a nightmare for Ma Su, who lives between 65th and Tharaphi streets in Mandalay. Heavy rain always causes flooding in the ward where she lives. "Flooding always happens in the rainy season. Because of the floodwater, motorcycles often break down....
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Can the regional government manage both old and new Yangon?

​16 Aug 18  -  The Yangon region government has come under flak since March, when it announced the launch of a new Yangon City project at the west bank of Yangon River. If and when the first phase of the US$5 billion development is complete, it will include five village townships, two brid...
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My Urban Challenge: Mayor of Yangon

Source: GovInsider  16 Aug 18 -  Myanmar's commercial centre Yangon, is one of the fastest growing cities on the planet. Its population is estimated to be around 10 million, says Mayor U Maung Maung Soe. The Mayor has turned to celebrities and popular icons such as the Power Rangers to hel...
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Long-term options for the former state-of-the-art sewerage system in Yangon

A team led by IMC Worldwide, including experts from Satec, Royal HaskoningDHV and BAM Nuttall, are leading a detailed asset condition survey of Yangon's downtown sewerage system and will report independent findings to YCDC and Yangon Regional Government. This project is funded by the UK Department f...
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​The Alley Garden Project at Doh Eain

This is the summary of the students group on Myanmar - Netherlands Water Challenge 2018 on 1 August. 1. Doh Eain Doh Eain is a non-profit organization working for urban cities with volunteers and professionals from different countries. This organization mainly implement in Yangon city, the most crow...
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Waterfront and Heritage Conservation in Yangon Heritage Trust

​ This is the summary of the students group on Myanmar - Netherlands Water Challenge 2018 on 1 August. ​Today,we go to the Yangon Heritage Trust for our sections of Myanmar-Netherlands Water Challenge 2018.We meet the director and program officer of YHT and interview with them on our main topic "Wat...
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Finding out Flood risk control in Kandawgyi Lake

​This is the summary of the students group on Myanmar - Netherlands Water Challenge 2018 on 1 August. ​Today, we visited Kandawgyi Lake and observed the flood control system and the challenges within. The project leader of the water control system, U Aye Ko, explained about the controls and maneuver...
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Preparatory survey for greater Yangon water supply improvement project (phase II) : final report

Publisher :  Japan International Cooperation Agency,  TEC International Co., Ltd,   Nippon Koei Co., Ltd.,   NJS Consultants Co., Ltd.   The project aims at improving water supply services to meet the increasing water demand by using raw water from the Kokkowa Rive...
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How Mandalay plugs water leaks with data

​24 July 18 - H alf of the municipal water supply in Mandalay – Myanmar's second city – leaks out. In 2014, more than 30% of Mandalay state's population were part of urban households . With this number only set to rise, water management needs to be improved to cater to the surging demand. The c...
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Myanmar has potential to be Asia’s maritime hub

​22 July 18 - The geographic location of Myanmar places her in a very strategic position. Many centuries ago, this fact was recognised and proven to be correct. If one would bother to study the world atlas, they are bound to realise that our country is right at the centre of the Asian continent...
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The New Yangon City Project: An Urban Planner’s View

​16 July 18 -  In 1988, Yangon measured about 80 sq. miles (around 207 sq. km). The city has grown in the three decades since then and now covers more than 300 sq. miles (777 sq. km). The author of this article has been in the urban planning field for around 50 years and has never come across a...
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Orchestrating and fine tuning Phase 1

​ I've noticed that lately the debate between developing 'wasteful white elephant' buildings versus the inclusion of shiny skyscrapers and luxury housing in the New Yangon City has been a keen focus for commentators, social media bloggers and the public. Therefore, this is what I will cover in this ...
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The First of Many Town Halls

​ Last Saturday we held our first NYDC town hall meeting. More than 600 attendees and close to 1,000 viewers joining us via Facebook Live, and there were nearly 25,000 views after the event. It is heartwarming to see the level of interest and the desire of the public to want to have a more in-depth ...
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Exclusive: Yangon turns to Power Rangers as blackouts strike

​9 July 18 -  Monsoon doesn't seem to bother the residents of Yangon much. Boys selling snacks by traffic lights open up their umbrellas and continue peddling goods from car to car. A taxi driver chucks a food wrapper into the gutter on the roadside. Litter is causing a flooding problem in the ...
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