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The City of Yangon Development Law (1990) (Amended in 1995 and in 1996)

Section 3: In order to carry out the development works of the City of Yangon effectively, the Chairman of the State Law and Order Restoration Council shall form the City of Yangon Development Committee comprising a minimum of 7 members and a maximum of 15 members. If necessary, the number of members may be increased. Such formation shall be made with suitable citizens.

Section 4: In forming the Committee under Section 3, the Chairman of the State Law and Order Restoration Council shall, at the same time determine the Chairman and Secretary of the Committee.

Section 5: The Chairman of the Committee is the Mayor of Yangon.

Section 6: The Head of Office is the Joint Secretary of the Committee.

Section 7: The Committee shall, in respect of the following duties and responsibilities, lay down the policy, give guidance, supervise or implement:-

(a) preparation of civil projects and establishment of new towns within the limits of the City of Yangon Municipality;

(b) administration of lands within the limits of the City of Yangon Municipality;

(c) determining only the population which should be allowed to settle properly in the City of Yangon;

(d) construction, repairing and demolition of buildings;

(e) demolition and re-settlement of squatter huts, squatter buildings and squatter wards;

(f) construction of roads, bridges and maintenance thereof;

(g) stipulation of conditions for traffic and parking of vehicles and slow-moving vehicles;

(h) construction of gardens, parks, playgrounds and recreation centres and maintenance thereof;

(i) carrying out works for lighting of roads;

(j) carrying out works for water supply;

(k) construction of reservoirs and pipelines and maintenance thereof;

(l) carrying out works for sanitation;

(m) carrying out works for public health;

(n) construction, maintenance and administration of markets;

(o) stipulation of conditions in respect of roadside stalls;

(p) carrying out precautionary measures against fire.

Section 9: The powers of the Committee are as follows:-

(a) demarcation and re-demarcation of the territorial limit of the City of Yangon Municipality;

(b) having the right to operate works independently with funds owned by the Committee;

(c) prescribing, revising, assessing and collecting duties and taxes and their rates relating to development works, in accordance with the existing laws;

(d) having the right to apply the foreign currency derived from the lease of buildings, lease of lands or by other means, for development works;

(e) having the right to carry out works contributing to city development by making contacts with local and foreign organizations and with local and foreign individuals;

(f) having the right to take loans and grants from the Government or from foreign organizations on its own responsibility;

(g) having the right to carry out works by forming sub-committee work-wise;

(h) arranging modern methods and systems in order to carry out development works more effectively;

(i) exercising the powers conferred under the City of Yangon Municipal Act, rules and bye-laws;

(j) exercising the powers conferred from time to time by the Chairman of the State Law and Order Restoration Council.