Survey finds 40pc of Yangonites dissatisfied with YCDC

Photo Panelists presenting the results of a survey of people regarding their satisfaction with the performance of the YCDC. Thiri Lu/The Myanmar Times

05 July 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - The Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) is the entity charged with managing and providing many of the services, such as planning, cleaning, transportation, and infrastructure development, among others, that keep a modern city humming.

As such, the YCDC's performance of its duties directly affects the lives of some five million people living in the city.

In return for those services, city dwellers pay taxes and fees to the YCDC.

However, some experts question whether people in Yangon receive good value for the money they give.

According to a recent survey conducted by the Myanmar Democracy Research Network (MDRN), some 40pc of Yangonites don't believe in the YCDC's performance.

"It is roughly seen in the survey that less than half of Yangonites are unsatisfied with YCDC's performance, however, people's trust in the YCDC is found to be quite weak," commented Kyauktada No. 1 Constituency MP Daw Kyi Pyar on the results of the survey.

In the survey, people were asked questions on several facets of issues in Yangon such as stray dogs, taxes, waste management, water supply, roads electricity, markets, and public parks.

MDRN worked with seven civic organisations to conduct throughout April, which involved 510 respondents in 85 wards of 16 townships in the Yangon municipal area.

For a more in-depth report on the survey and its findings, check out the Metro section of the Myanmar Times over the coming days. – Translated

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