Yangon’s urban-development plans are self-defeating, critics say

Residents of Yangon are generally unexcited by the government’s plans to build more low-cost projects, citing the high prices and negative consequences of the projects to land prices and rents in the commercial city. Asked about this, Zaw Zaw, a resident of a northern section of Dagon Myothit Township, simply said “We can’t afford them.” […]