Ambitious flyover dreams held back

As the opening date for the first of three new flyovers in Yangon nears, government officials admit they will not be a panacea to the city’s traffic woes, but say the government lacks the budget to build more ambitious infrastructure. The Kokkine flyover on Kabar Aye Pagoda Road, one of the city’s two main thoroughfares, […]

No green light for Yangon New City Project

Yangon Region Minister for Forestry and Energy Kyaw Soe yesterday denied a rumour that the regional government granted a permit for the Yangon New City Project to Myanmar Saytanar Myothit Public Company. “We have not given the green light to any company. It is under scrutiny. The rumour is untrue,” he said. Many areas in […]

Fresh opposition for relaunched ‘new city’

A controversial Yangon expansion plan is again being picked apart in parliament for a lack of transparency over who will build it. The government invited tenders in July for what was proposed as one of seven satellite cities in a temporarily suspended plan that was revamped and approved in June. More than 50 companies signalled […]