Government low-cost housing event to be held in October at MICT Park

A low-cost housing event will be held from 21st to 23rd October at MICT Park in cooperation with the Department of Human Settlement and Housing Development and the Construction and Housing Development Bank. The low-cost housing event, led by mm, includes low-cost apartments implemented by the government under a 100-day project. The low-cost housing […]

Developers call on banks as Condo Law fails to boost market

The long-awaited Condominium Law passed in the closing days of the last parliament has failed to stimulate the housing market as expected, say industry insiders. They are calling for a system of mortgage lending to be introduced to help would-be buyers. At present, the longest-term loan available is only three or four years, banking sources […]

Housing project prices spark public anger

The price of apartments in Myanmar’s largest housing development project, which will be sold to buyers later this year, has been met with anger from the public. Low-cost housing is being built in Dagon Seikkan township in Yangon. StaffLow-cost housing is being built in Dagon Seikkan township in Yangon. Staff The 120-acre Ayeyarwon development project […]

Low-cost housing should be first priority

Myanmar is well behind target on delivering low-cost housing units to the people who need them most, according to developers. While authorities have commissioned several affordable projects in Yangon, the country’s commercial city still faces a housing shortage, said Cyrus Pun, head of real estate at Yoma Strategic Holdings. He said the government should focus […]

Low-cost housing winners out of luck

Over 100 people may be out of luck after winning rights to purchase low-cost housing from Shwe Lin Ban project in Yangon’s Hlaing Tharyar township, according to Daw Thida Than, a staff officer at the Department of Human Settlement and Housing Development. A total of 768 different units at Shwe Lin Ban were meted out […]

CHDB pushes for funding for plans to finance mortgages for homeowners

Home ownership may be a common dream, but financing purchases of admittedly expensive homes continues to be an obstacle. The Construction and Housing Development Bank was set up in 2013 under the Ministry of Construction’s supervision to providing the loans that could allow more people to afford homes, but so far its success has been […]

New bank offers long-term low-interest loans for housing purchases

The Construction and Housing Development Bank (CHD) is considering a plan to provide long-term, low-interest loans to people who want to buy homes. The bank was launched in January with an initial capital of Ks 100 billion (US$100 million) and operates under the supervision of the Ministry of Construction. The bank was licensed by the […]

Two new private banks to open early next year, recruiter says

Two new banks have already begun recruiting staff ahead of their planned opening early next year, according to the company recruiting for them, Myanmar Tech Solution. Both are in the process of applying for banking licences from the Central Bank of Myanmar. Set Aung, deputy governor of the central bank, said recently that it was […]