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 […]

MPs lead charge as critics slam city plan

White elephant, visionary development or dodgy business deal? The Yangon Region government’s proposal for a massive city expansion project with a mysterious public company linked to Chinese interests has sparked intense debate, with pressure growing on the authorities to disclose further details of their plan. The expansion project covers 30,000 acres to the west of […]