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Published on Tuesday, 27 November 2012 21:30
The Yangon City Development Committee threatened to sue buildings that do not conform to standards and are deemed dangerous, an official said.
The official, who requested anonymity, said the buildings did not secure official construction permits.
"The YCDC has rules and regulations for construction. If the soil can only withstand three-storey buildings, we cannot construct four or five storey buildings," the YCDC official said.
In the past, YCDC merely fined those without construction permits and allowed them to continue construction.
The council has identified at least two five-storey buildings in Yangon that violate the regulations.