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New LED lights to brighten Yangon streets

The Yangon Electricity Supply Corporation (YESC) will be solely responsible for maintaining all streetlights in the region and will change the current lights to more efficient LED ones, Daw Nilar Kyaw, Minister for Electricity, Industry, Transport and Communication, said on September 26. The announcement came as a response from Daw Thet Htar New Win, Member […]

Demand still lacking despite urgent need for storage facilities

Despite an urgent need for storage facilities across Myanmar, there are still numerous empty warehouses at vacated industrial sites. At the same time, outdated regulations prohibiting construction of modern warehouses at industrial zones should be reformed immediately, said U Aye Thaung, chair of Shwe Lin Ban industrial zone. “In other countries, services that support the […]

Shwe Taung completes Yuzana blocks with new technology, targets more work in Dagon Seikkan

Infrastructure developers at Dagon Seikkan township, Yangon Region, have experimented successfully with modern construction techniques aimed at saving time and costs as well as building sustainable living conditions. Last week, local real estate developer Shwe Taung Group, which is involved in a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) to develop the Yuzana low cost housing project in Dagon […]

Experts urge soil tests to help buildings survive earthquake

Geology and construction experts are urging building companies to conduct soil tests before erecting buildings to ensure safety amid increasing earthquakes. Government data show that over 60 earthquakes struck Myanmar in 2017 and about 40 the year before. U Saw Htwe Zaw, vice chairman of the Myanmar Earthquake Committee (MEC), said that under the country’s […]

City expansion plans in danger of earthquakes

Myanmar Earthquake Committee’s Deputy Chairman Saw Htwe Zaw recommend against the plan for Yangon to expand into Twantay and Dala Townships due to the Basin Effect. According to him, those two townships are prone to more damage when an earthquake strikes due to the abovementioned geo-condition of the land. He spoke no January 23 at […]

Dept of Urban & Housing Development: Partner Invitation for Housing Project in Dagon Seikkan Township.

Ayearwon-Yadanar Highrise Housing Project, located at Dagon Seikkan Township Ward No (61 & 67), between Yadanar and Ayearwon Road. See https://goo.gl/maps/3XXB1p9hJNv. The project is constructed and developed by the Department of Urban and Housing Development. Partners and Investors who want to co-operate for the project are invited. Project details and partnership scheme can be discussed […]

India Donates Cargo Vessels to Myanmar to Support Transport Project

 India handed over six donated cargo vessels to Myanmar to support the joint Myanmar-India Kaladan Multimodal Transportation Project, said a press release from the Inland Water Transport (IWT) late Thursday. Handed over at the Sittway Port in Myanmar’s western Rakhine state, the six cargo vessels, worth 81.29 million U.S. dollars, are in readiness to transport […]

Real estate market remains cool, expert says

Interview on 9 June with U Khin Maung Than, chair of the Myanmar Real Estate Services Association by May Thet Hnin, a reporter for the Global New Light of Myanmar. Q: What is the current conditionof real estate market? A: First of all, let me give you a brief history of the real estate market […]

Yangon Registers 25,000 Hlaingthaya ‘Squatters’

Yangon regional government has issued smart cards to 25,000 registered squatters in Hlaingthaya Township. The regional government has been collecting a list of squatters in the township in recent weeks. Township MP Myat Min Thu said: “We are still collecting the lists of squatters. The number of squatters in Hlaingthaya is expected to reach about […]

Computer Problem Hurts Squatters List Compilation in Dagon Seikkan

​​ YANGON- The government started compiling a list of squatters from Dagon Seikkan Township, Yangon Region, at the Yuzana Garden Housing Sale Centre and Panintayarma Monastery in Dagon Seikkan Township on Tuesday, said MP Nyi Nyi from the No 1 Constituency of Dagon Myothit (South). The squatters list will be completed in two to three. […]