Rangoon Govt Orders Safety Modifications to High-Rise Buildings Under Construction

RANGOON — Despite complaints from developers, a review committee for the construction of high-rise buildings has ordered safety modifications to 12 structures, stating that failure to follow Rangoon’s updated urban planning standards could cause harm to the city and its residents. This week the Rangoon divisional government ordered the developers of the buildings to reduce […]

Two river pump projects to supply clean water to Yangon

To satisfy increasing demand for water in Yangon, the Yangon City Development Committee is planning to implement water-pumping projects in the Kukkowa River and Toe River this fiscal year. The two projects will have the capacity to distribute 100 million gallons of water daily. The Kukkowa project will supply 60 million gallons daily to Hlaingthaya, […]

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 […]

Kokkine junction flyover opens

The Kokkine junction flyover, which was built simultaneously with the Tamwe and 8-Mile junction flyovers, opened to public on 31 January. The bridge, whose construction cost Ks 13.93 billion, was completed two months ahead of schedule. Capital Construction, the company that was awarded the rights to build the bridge through a tender process, reported that […]

Real estate roller-coaster

After shooting up in 2013 and 2014, excessive speculation and political uncertainties combined are pushing down exorbitant rents Rental rates for luxury apartments in some parts of Yangon have been steadily declining since September 2014, while rates for basic apartments have remained stable, according to real estate market forecasts. “The rental charges in the real […]

More flyovers slated for construction in Yangon

YANGON — More flyovers have been planned for construction in Tamwe, 8-mile Junction and Kokine in the 2015-2016 fiscal year, according to the Yangon Regional Government Committee. As special projects of the Yangon Regional Government Committee, three overpasses will be constructed using funds generated by the selling of vacant land for industrial use in Yangon […]

Overpasses fail to solve Yangon’s traffic congestion

Yangon authorities are being criticised for the costly construction of overpasses, as traffic snarl is getting worse in Myanmar’s biggest city though three overpasses are completed. “Some overpasses are completed but traffic jam is here. The government can do better,” lamented MP Dr Nyo Nyo Thin of Bahan Township Constituency (2). It is reported that […]

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