YCDC Performs Final Check on 55 High-Rise Buildings

RANGOON — Rangoon’s high-rise review committee has performed the final check on 55 new buildings and is preparing to inspect a remaining 130 structures, U Than Htay, head of Yangon City Development Committee’s (YCDC) building department, told the Irrawaddy. Of the 55 buildings inspected from Sept. 8-9, 43 were approved and the developers of 12 […]

Rangoon Govt Orders Safety Modifications to High-Rise Buildings Under Construction

RANGOON — Despite complaints from developers, a review committee for the construction of high-rise buildings has ordered safety modifications to 12 structures, stating that failure to follow Rangoon’s updated urban planning standards could cause harm to the city and its residents. This week the Rangoon divisional government ordered the developers of the buildings to reduce […]

New safety rules follow fire at Yangon’s tallest building

The Myanmar Fire Services Department and Yangon City Development Committee have issued new safety instructions for high-rise buildings following a fire that engulfed the top of an incomplete condominium earlier this week. Police arrested the supervisor at the Diamond Inya Palace construction site after the fire started on the 22nd floor of what was set […]

CQHP warns against low-quality construction materials

Some construction materials are being falsely marketed as high-quality, when in reality they are sub-standard, the head of Myanmar’s high-rise building regulator has warned, as concerns mount over poor quality building practices. However, a scheme to grade the contractors in Yangon may help developers to differentiate between those who are testing their materials and those […]

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 […]