Developer warns against rumours on paused project

MARGA Landmark has issued a statement clarifying its mixed-use Dagon City One project and warned against what it calls critics spreading wrong information and engaging in groundless speculation. Dagon City One is one of five projects that have been temporarily suspended by government authorities since February, following public concern that the projects may affect the […]

History needs Help

Preservation advocates face uphill struggle to save colonial buildings amid the development boom in Myanmar’s biggest city. Settled between the green warehouses of Yangon’s Jetty Wharf, the historic colonial-era Keighley Street Goods Office of Burma Railways is in disrepair. Originally constructed in the 1880s with an attached rail line, the once-bustling depot was an important […]

Debate rages on Yangon waterfront’s future

The port facilities ringing Strand Road on the Yangon River are being upgraded even as some experts are calling for increased public use of Yangon’s waterfront. Myanma Port Authority is overseeing the construction of 10 new jetties by a range of companies, all of which are slated to open this year. Plans include constructing more […]

Yangon zoning plan in limbo as experts push for re-start

Yangon’s zoning plan is due for a restart after contentious discussions meant the process had ground to a halt, according to U Toe Aung, urban planner with Yangon City Development Committee. “The zoning plan was recently halted as we contended with foreign developers who wanted to build high-rises,” he said. Authorities may be hesitating on […]

Zoning plans remain stalled

A zoning and land-use plan to protect heritage buildings and Yangon’s most important religious site, Shwedagon Pagoda, remains locked in endless rounds of discussions more than a year after the laws were proposed. Twenty Yangon townships have been earmarked for heritage protection under the as-yet-unwritten plans, a Yangon City Development Committee official said last week. […]