Safety, quality still concerns in high-rise construction

Yangon is getting taller, but the work is not always being done well. An unprecedented Yangon building boom began in 2012, though builders still have trouble finding skilled specialists needed to ensure construction is done properly. The Committee for Quality Control for High-rise Building Projects (CQHP) is responsible for oversight of buildings over 12 storeys. […]

Yangon’s skyline is set to rise

From four buildings with more than 20 floors, Yangon is destined to welcome more high-rises in the next five years. “Yangon is a clean city, if you look down from Shangri La Residence Tower,” said John Anderson, managing director of Meinhardt Myanmar. “In five years, it will be dusty as lots of construction works take […]

Mitsubishi gets ball rolling for Japan’s involvement in Dawei SEZ

YANGON—Japan’s long-awaited involvement in the Dawei Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Tanintharyi Region has finally begun with the Mitsubishi Corporation’s agreement to build a large, coal-fired power plant in cooperation with two Thai firms, according to the Dawei SEZ management committee. The Mitsubishi Corporation will invest 30 percent in the power plant construction project. The […]