Govt signals crackdown on unauthorised occupants of state-owned apartments

Residents of government-owned apartment blocks could soon face eviction if they are found to be occupying their homes illegally, a housing official has warned. Since 1951, the government has built several apartment blocks in Yangon to house military and civilian staff. In many cases others have since taken possession, often following the death or transfer […]

Parliament approves large loan for Dala-Yangon bridge build

The Pyidaugnsu Hluttaw has given the go-ahead to a US$138 million loan from South Korea to build a bridge between Yangon and Dala – a project that will cost nearly $170 million. The $137.8 million loan from South Korea’s Economic Development Cooperation Fund, which will go to Myanmar’s Ministry of Construction, gained approval on May […]

Govt surveys Yangon bridge

A new bridge being planned for Yangon’s Kyeemyingdaing township could mean the difference between life and death for villagers on the other side. The Ministry of Construction has been working with a Japanese company in initial preparations for the 2700-metre (8000-foot) bridge, parliament heard on March 25. Deputy construction minister U Soe Tint told Pyithu […]