New Industrial Zone in Mon State to open this month

The Kyauktan Industrial Zone Implementation Committee has announced that the Kyauktan Industrial Zone, located in Mon State, will officially be opened on 26 March. Basic industrial zone infrastructure, including roads, bridges, water and electricity supply have recently been completed after a construction period of two years. “Implementation of the industrial zone is now about 90 […]

Dala landowners hold out for bridge compensation

The government has already signed an agreement to pay 60 owners K130 million each in compensation for their land, residents said. U Tin Hlaing, chair of the Dala Township Development Committee, said yesterday, “We calculate compensation at a rate of K130 million for a 60-by-40-foot plot. Sixty residents have agreed to move, and eight have […]

Compensation for Yangon-Dala bridge to be paid this month

In an apparent effort to ensure good relations with local residents and avoid the problems that have dogged other development projects, local authorities have agreed to pay compensation in advance to people forced to move to make way for the Yangon-Dala Bridge. The committee set up for the purpose has announced that compensation will be […]

Dala bridge set for September signing

The bridge has been publically discussed since 2012, though construction has not yet materialised. That did not stop a wave of property speculators from piling in to the sleepy township, which is currently accessible by ferry boat or by a long overland journey. U Tin Hlaing said the plans are nearly ready to be signed, […]