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Yangon blighted by housing woes

There’s no doubt many Yangon residents want to own their own home in the city as soon as possible, especially those with families or planning to start one. But for many city folks, the prices of new housing units, even those classified as low-cost housing, are beyond their reach given the current state of the […]

Rising demand for home loans could stabilise property market

Housing loans and repayments of those loans in monthly instalments have begun to flourish in Myanmar’s real estate market since the beginning of this year, as more construction companies and real estate developers collaborate with banks to make home ownership more accessible. These days, banks are offering home loans at a specified interest rate and […]

Chamber backs SMEs to embrace digital technology

As small and medium enterprises in Myanmar are facing challenges, the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chamber of Commerce and Industry is encouraging small and medium-sized enterprises to pursue digital competency to ensure their long-term survival, a chamber executive member said in an exclusive interview. Aye Tun, vice president of the chamber’s SMEs Committee and […]

Singapore Myanmar Investco in share sale agreement to dispose unit for US$10.8m

MAINBOARD-listed Singapore Myanmar Investco (SMI) on Monday announced that its subsidiary, Myanmar Infrastructure Group (MIG), has entered into a US$10.8 million share sale agreement with Tiger Infrastructure for the proposed disposal of its 99.9 per cent-owned indirect subsidiary, TPR Myanmar. TPR, which was incorporated in Myanmar in 2014, is a subsidiary of MIG, and the […]

Construction sector under threat from high tax, interest rates

Unreasonably high tax and interest rates could lead to the collapse of Mandalay’s already ailing construction sector, U Shein Win, vice chair of the Myanmar Construction Entrepreneur Association (MCEA) told The Myanmar Times last Friday. Capital gains tax on the sale of a property in Myanmar is currently 30 percent, which is deterring activity in […]

Japan supports low-cost housing experiment

The Japan-Myanmar Association for Industry of Housing and Urban Development (UMHU) and Myanmar Construction Entrepreneurs Association (MCEA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on December 4 to run a trial on a low-cost housing project. “The trial process will be done with the money donated from Japan. Two buildings will be built in different types,” […]

MDY Urban & Housing Development to sell 500 affordable

Mandalay Department of Urban and Housing Development Director-General U Aung Kyaw Lin announced that they will sell over 500 affordable, color-codedapartments within the Mya Yee Nanda housing complex starting on 10 November in Chanmyathazi Township, Mandalay. “The affordable apartments fall into four categories. The green colour is for government servants, blue for retired government civil […]

Rice federation to introduce Warehouse Financing at Apex

The Myanmar Rice Federation plans to open several warehouses for rice traders to store their product for use as collateral to receive bank loans, said its chair U Chit Khaing. The system would alleviate the need to sell rice immediately even if prices are low to pay for a sudden expense. Instead, traders will be […]