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Education Ministry Suspends Construction of 6,000 New Schools

NAYPYITAW — The Education Ministry has suspended its project to construct about 6,000 educational facilities including basic education schools across the country due to budget constraints. The government had already granted a budget for the project but since new President U Win Myint increased the pay for civil servants in April, the Education Ministry no […]

Myanmar to construct national water resources committee headquarters with World Bank loan

YANGON, June 13 (Xinhua) — Myanmar has borrowed 10 million U.S. dollars’ loan from the World Bank to construct the headquarters of the National Water Resources Committee (NWRC) , the official Global New Light of Myanmar reported Wednesday. Along with the headquarters, a hydro-informatics center will also be built, Dr. Khin Ni Ni Thein, secretary […]

Expression of Interest for Yangon Expressway PPP Construction Project. Closing Date: 29 Jun 2018

The Republic of the Union of Myanmar Ministry of Construction Department of Highways Request for Expressions of Interest dated [18″‘ May, 2018] Yangon Expressway PPP Project The Ministry of Construction of the Union Government 01 Myanmar, coordinating with the Yangon Regional Government is planning to develop an elevated four-lane ring road expressway project in Yangon […]

Safety, quality still concerns in high-rise construction

Yangon is getting taller, but the work is not always being done well. An unprecedented Yangon building boom began in 2012, though builders still have trouble finding skilled specialists needed to ensure construction is done properly. The Committee for Quality Control for High-rise Building Projects (CQHP) is responsible for oversight of buildings over 12 storeys. […]

Yangon’s skyline is set to rise

From four buildings with more than 20 floors, Yangon is destined to welcome more high-rises in the next five years. “Yangon is a clean city, if you look down from Shangri La Residence Tower,” said John Anderson, managing director of Meinhardt Myanmar. “In five years, it will be dusty as lots of construction works take […]

Mitsubishi gets ball rolling for Japan’s involvement in Dawei SEZ

YANGON—Japan’s long-awaited involvement in the Dawei Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Tanintharyi Region has finally begun with the Mitsubishi Corporation’s agreement to build a large, coal-fired power plant in cooperation with two Thai firms, according to the Dawei SEZ management committee. The Mitsubishi Corporation will invest 30 percent in the power plant construction project. The […]