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Dollar appreciation takes toll on domestic construction industry

Dollar appreciation is a drawback to local construction sector as the country has to import nearly 90 per cent of construction materials, said Ko Ko Htwe, Patron of Myanmar Construction Entrepreneurs Association and chair of Tawin Family Company, at a talk on the condominium law and challenges being faced by construction sector, at Pan Pacific […]

Construction sector to submit draft Apartment Law to parliament

The Myanmar Licensed Contractor Association (MLCA) has drafted a proposed Apartment Law to address a regulatory gap in the property sector. Its aim is to generate more demand and create a market for apartments in Myanmar. The MLCA’s Apartment Law seeks to regulate apartment buildings developed on land areas of less than 20,000 sq ft. […]

Rakhine receives funds from energy projects for education and infrastructure

Rakhine State has received over Ks760 million from the Shwe gas project and over US$0.8 million from the Southeast Asian oil and natural gas project for its education and basic infrastructure sectors, according to a report of a committee on implementing recommendations on Rakhine State. The report said the investment committee had been formed on […]

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 […]

Increased investment and trade for Myanmar

U Aung Naing Oo, the Director General of the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA), said the Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) has approved 26 domestic and foreign companies to conduct investment in Myanmar. Nineteen of the approved companies are foreign businesses. They include 12 companies from the industrial sector, 1 company from the livestock […]

Developers push for production materials to be made locally

The boom in construction has prompted local developers to press for the production of home-grown building materials. They say manufacturing steel and cement here instead of importing them could cut costs and create jobs. Recent economic reform have made construction sector the most developed sector of the economy, and attracted many foreign developers. “The construction […]