Details scarce on funding, planning for flood prevention at new Yangon city project farmers

Lying less than 5 meters above mean sea level, receiving a large amount of rainfall during the monsoon season and surrounded by waterways on three sides, the nearly 20,000-acres of land on the west bank of the Yangon River that lie directly across from Myanmar’s commercial capital were, until recently, never high on city planners’ […]

New Yangon City Challenges Regional Govt Transparency

On May 2, 2018, the New Yangon Development Company (NYDC), the company owned by the Yangon regional government to undertake the New Yangon City project, announced that China Communications Construction Company (CCCC) would develop the new city project. Interestingly, NYDC has emphasized that CCCC has not yet been granted the project. Under the Swiss Challenge […]

Yangon’s “new city” authority to publicise project documents in bid to improve transparency

The authority responsible for Yangon’s new city development has vowed to release the project documents of selected tenders for public scrutiny, and allow third parties to challenge the awarded party. On May 2, the government-owned New Yangon Development Company Limited (NYDC) announced that the NYDC signed a framework agreement with China Communications Construction Company (CCCC), […]