YCDC to build sewage treatment plants across Yangon

THE Yangon City Development Committee will build sewage treatment plants throughout the commercial city in cooperation with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). Daw Khin Aye Myint of YCDC said: “The current sewage treatment system in Yangon is no longer able to treat sewage water. We will build sewage treatment plants near Yangon River, Bago […]

Yangon ‘new cities’ passed on to NLD

Yangon authorities have tried to launch a city expansion project, in various guises, for the past two years, but have met widespread opposition and made little progress. The latest plan, to build seven satellite towns, was made public in July. It was announced shortly after a multi-billion-dollar contract – awarded in 2014 to Chinese investors to […]

Heritage Trust Unveils ‘21st Century’ Blueprint for Rangoon

Following a four-year study of Rangoon’s urban landscape, the Yangon Heritage Trust has unveiled its vision to revitalize the former capital. Released on Wednesday and open to public consultation on the organization’s website, the ‘Yangon as a Great 21st Century City’ blueprint advocates preserving large tracts of Rangoon’s urban heritage as the city develops. The […]

Hilton to sign with Crown Advanced for Yangon hotel

International hotel chain Hilton Worldwide is preparing to sign a deal with local conglomerate Crown Advanced Construction to operate a hotel in central Yangon, a director at the Myanmar firm told The Myanmar Times. The news comes more than two years after Hilton Worldwide signed a deal with Thailand-based LP Holdings in March 2013 to […]

Developers start applying for tender over new town plan

More than 20 developers have purchased tender application forms for the Yangon new town plan, according to Yangon regional government. “They just bought application forms; they haven’t applied yet. They have to apply for bidding by August 18,” said an official from the regional government. The application forms started selling on July 12, at Ks […]

Ministry planning more bridges around Yangon

More bridges are to be added around Yangon Region with support from international organisations, according to officials from the Ministry of Construction. Infrastructure development often requires support from international organisations, which have helped fund three bridge projects in the Yangon area, said U Kyaw Kaung Cho, an engineer with the ministry. The Thaketa bridge is […]

Govt surveys Yangon bridge

A new bridge being planned for Yangon’s Kyeemyingdaing township could mean the difference between life and death for villagers on the other side. The Ministry of Construction has been working with a Japanese company in initial preparations for the 2700-metre (8000-foot) bridge, parliament heard on March 25. Deputy construction minister U Soe Tint told Pyithu […]

Yangon New City forgotten by most but residents still hopeful

The area of the once and possibly future Yangon New City project has been irrevocably changed following its announcement by Yangon mayor U Hla Myint last September 22. His surprise statement in regional parliament that Yangon would build a multi-billion dollar expansion on 30,000 acres across the Hlaing River from the main city initially set […]