Steering Yangon clear of urban disaster

Smart urban planning will determine Yangon’s future and – if the government gets it right – could be worth tens of billions of US dollars. U Thant Myint-U, founder of non-profit Yangon Heritage Trust (YHT), said yesterday that urban policy planning will determine whether or not Yangon will have a multi-billion-dollar-a-year tourism industry. “It will […]

Proposal to open Yangon City Hall to the public in limbo

A proposal to open the downtown headquarters of Yangon City Development Committee to the public have been on hold for almost a year, according to an official. Yangon City Hall was the first building in Yangon to be awarded a blue plaque by Yangon Heritage Trust (YHT), as part of a campaign that will see […]

Developer quietly terminates project near Shwedagon

Marga Landmark has agreed to follow the government’s order to terminate the project Dagon City 1 luxury development. “While everything we have done is proper, legal and for the best interest of our customers and the public, we respect the public sentiment, particularly that of the Sangha members, and we are working with the government […]