Local and foreign companies invited to cooperate in Yangon staff housing project

Yangon Region government has invited local and foreign companies to cooperate in implementing a staff housing project on 183 acres of land, according to government sources released on August 12. The project area is located on a 183-acre plot at the corner of Shweli Road and Myananda Road in Dagon Myothit (Seikkan) Township, Yangon. The […]

Yangon Chief Minister Underscores Systematic Management of Industrial Zones

​​ Yangon Region Chief Minister Phyo Min Thein has stressed the need to systematically manage the industrial zones where warehouses and vacant land plots are subject to market speculation as an industrial supervision committee has been formed with regional ministers. The establishment of the supervision committee under the leadership of the ministers comes after management […]

Yangon Seeks to Upgrade its Ports

Yangon Region Government Chief Minister Phyo Min Thein said that his government was trying to upgrade the existing ports in Yangon and building new ones for the development of trade. He said at the meeting with businessmen and the Vice-President on November 24 that they were doing this works as Myanmar had good opportunities if […]

Yangon to build 200,00 units of low-cost housing

Low-cost housing projects totalling about 200,000 units will be built in Dagon, Hlinethaya and Shwepyitha townships in Yangon Region starting in December to provide homes for the increasing number of migrant workers, said Chief Minister Phyo Min Thein. “There are a large number of people entering Yangon for job opportunities. We are planning to provide […]

Yangon looks to cut rice production

Military-appointed First Vice President Myint Swe meets business leaders in Yangon. The Yangon regional government is holding discussions with the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation about growing other crops in 1.2 million acres of paddy fields, said the region’s Chief Minister Phyo Min Thein on September 23. “We are drafting a master plan for […]

Regional Govt to Build Bridges, Underground Road System

The regional government plans to build bridges and an underground road system to connect Yangon’s older and newer sections, announced Chief Minister Phyo Min Thein on July 11. “Yangon is densely populated, and the regional government plans to expand its area. We plan to build a new town on the opposite side of the Yangon […]

Yangon to Spend $100m on Drainage

Yangon Region’s government has drafted a plant to repair drainage and take flood prevention measures with US$100 million granted by the World Bank, said Chief Minister Phyo Min Thein yesterday. He told a press conference: “The WB has agreed to loan US$125 million. US$100 million will be spent repairing platforms and drainage. In addition, JCT […]

Yangon Squatters Exceed 450,000

The number of squatters in Yangon has exceeded 450,000, chief minister Phyo Min Thein told business leaders at the Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry. “The squatter problem is related to the industrial zones. But some industrial zones have no squatters. There are many squatters in Hlaingtharyar Township. I will lead the committee to allocate squatters and cooperate with the union government. We previously estimated that the number of squatters would be around 400,000,” he added. Yangon sees an increasing population from across the country and industrial development. “We are working […]

Billions to be Spent Developing Towns on Outskirts of Yangon

​​ YANGON – Yangon regional government plans to spend about Ks 32 billion developing 12 Townships on the outskirts of the city’s municipal area, the Yangon Chief Minister has said. Chief Minister Phyo Min Thein revealed the news in a video that detailed the Region Government’s work for the public. “For development of the Yangon […]

Yangon new bus system gets moving

The residents of Myanmar’s main commercial city are slowly adjusting to the new transport system, introduced nearly a month ago by the region’s chief minister. “It was chaos to begin with, but now we’re getting used to it,” office worker Mi Mi Chan told Asia Focus as she waited to catch her bus to work […]