CQHP warns against low-quality construction materials

Some construction materials are being falsely marketed as high-quality, when in reality they are sub-standard, the head of Myanmar’s high-rise building regulator has warned, as concerns mount over poor quality building practices. However, a scheme to grade the contractors in Yangon may help developers to differentiate between those who are testing their materials and those […]

Dala in limbo after speculation rush

The ongoing speculation rush in the Yangon new city area to the west of the existing city is not the city’s first, and likely not its last. Nearby Dala township, across the Yangon River from downtown, experienced a similar speculation boom a year ago. While the latest Yangon new city rush occurred following a surprise […]

MP urges parliament to re-invite tender for Yangon New Town Plan

A Yangon MP lashed out at the lack of transparency around the so-called Yangon New Town investment plan and calling for an open tender to chose its contractor, following the announcement of the secret deal on August 22. The Yangon Region government’s plan to create the new town adjacent the country’s largest city were kept […]