Foreign investors compete for mixed-use Yangon project

Eight foreign companies from five countries are bidding to develop a 2-acre plot of land in Yangon owned by the Myanmar Construction Entrepreneurs Association, according to chair U Tha Htay. Prospective investors have made a number of proposals for the site at the corner of Waizayanda and Thanthumar Roads in Yangon’s Thingangyun township, including for […]

Negligent engineers to be banned

Engineers guilty of professional negligence will face a ban as well as consequences under the law, the Myanmar Engineering Council has announced. MEC assistant secretary U Aung Myint told The Myanmar Times that officials would investigate any accident that occurred on a building site and would be prepared to take action if the certified site […]

Overlooked Dawbon drawing developers for location and price

Dawbon township has a reputation as a place to drive through, not a place to live in. Sandwiched between Thaketa township and the Pazundaung creek, and previously host to poor infrastructure links and constant flooding, at first glance it did not seem to have a lot going for it. But rising prices for Yangon real […]

Building code to shore up rickety construction sector

Construction projects in Myanmar will soon be regulated under a national building code. The Myanmar [Myanmar] National Building Code, designed to ensure procedural safety and combat embezzlement, is currently being drafted, according to Than Myint, chairman of the Committee for Quality Control of High-rise Building Projects (CQHP). Than Myint, speaking at the Myanmar Construction Seminar […]

Japan Awakes to Revamped Dawei

YANGON — After last week’s takeover of the proposed Dawei port and economic zone project by the Myanmar and Thai governments, Japan’s government and private sector are taking a renewed interest in the project after previously appearing lukewarm to the proposition. “Dawei Special Economic Zone [SEZ] is a very important project for the region,” said […]