Three ministries clarify undertakings in first 100 days

THE second press conference on the Union government’s undertakings in the first 100 days was held in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday. The following is the brief of the ministries present at the conference. U Tin Myint, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Home Affairs said the Ministry made efforts in anti-narcotic policing, closed cases involving […]

YCDC outlaws extensions to public housing

Residents at Yangon’s affordable housing projects will be punished if they attempt to enlarge their apartments by building extensions. Anyone found adding an annex to housing built by Yangon City Development Committee (YDCD) will be prosecuted, said U Than Htay, head of the Department of Engineering (Building). “We have noticed that many lean-tos have been […]

Building code changes still pending

A number of amendments to Myanmar’s National Building Code are still pending approval, as the existing rules are deemed unsuitable for high-rise developments. A group of experts has drawn up a bill of additional amendments, which was completed in July and has been submitted to the Ministry of Construction (MoC), according to U Khin Maung […]

Authorities to Grade Myanmar Property Builders

Myanmar’s construction companies will be graded by the authorities as the Myanmar National Building Code comes into effect in 2015 to regulate the construction industry, U Aung Myint, joint secretary of Myanmar Engineering Council (MEC), said. Ahead of the implementation of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) next year, Myanmar construction companies are in rush to […]

Gap Report Outlines Issues With Sourcing in Myanmar

As the first American retailer to resume sourcing in Myanmar since U.S.-levied sanctions were eased following the country’s military rule, Gap Inc. elected to publish a report evaluating its supply chain risks to paint a picture of local conditions and aid in development of responsible sourcing practices for the Southeast Asian nation. In a voluntary […]

Building code to shore up rickety construction sector

Construction projects in Myanmar will soon be regulated under a national building code. The Myanmar [Myanmar] National Building Code, designed to ensure procedural safety and combat embezzlement, is currently being drafted, according to Than Myint, chairman of the Committee for Quality Control of High-rise Building Projects (CQHP). Than Myint, speaking at the Myanmar Construction Seminar […]