Waste-to-energy plant project in Shwepyitha 25 % finished

THE country’s first-ever waste-to-energy plant being established Industrial Zone is 25 per cent completed, and is estimated to be finished by March 2017, according to a senior officer from the Yangon City Development Committee. Since October last year, the Yangon Waste to Energy Plant Project has been implemented by the YCDC and the tender-winning Japanese […]

Yangon water supplies to outlast hot season, says YCDC

Yangon has nothing to fear from El Niño, city officials say, despite warnings that the weather phenomenon will bring drought to many parts of the country. Thanks to advance planning, the reservoirs that supply the city’s drinking water are 15 centimetres (6 inches) higher than they were this time last year, they say. U Myo […]

Ministry surveys Dagon Seikkan land for rental housing

The Ministry of Construction is surveying land in Yangon’s Dagon Seikkan township near Yuzana Garden City housing complex, with a view to building the city’s largest rental housing project to date, an official told The Myanmar Times. If the ministry deems the land suitable for development, it will call a tender for private contractors, said […]

Squatters: a challenge for the new government

The squatter problem in Yangon is growing day by day. The problem remains unresolved, despite the efforts of successive governments. In the 1990s, Yangon had 9,019 squatter households. According to figures collected in 19 townships in the Yangon municipal area, this number has increased to 43,985 today—about five times higher than in the 1990s.  Hlaingthaya […]

Yangon squatter numbers booming

The number of squatter households has increased fivefold in the 19 townships of Yangon city, says researcher Zin Min who carried out extensive research into the slums of the city. He said the number reached almost 44,000 in townships such as South and North Okkalapa, Thingangyun, South, North and East Dagon, Dagon Seikkan, Dawbon, Thaketa, […]

Long-term real estate view needed in new Dagons

Investing in property in the new Dagon townships on the city’s outskirts must come with a long-term view, according to experts. The area is slated for the first of seven Yangon New City projects, and is also near other proposed but unbuilt projects such as the Hanthawaddy Airport, according to Daw Thuzar May, director of […]

Housing hopes pinned on Dagon Seikkan

Yangon has long struggled to provide affordable housing options to its lowest income citizens, due to a lack of financing options and high land prices. Real estate agents believe that new developments in Dagon Seikkan township may be the first step towards a solution. Housing demand in Yangon is high – rising to around 30,000 […]

Yangon to host voter education programmes this month

Programmes to educate voters in Yangon Region will commence in the middle of March under the guidance of election monitoring organisations. Local civic organisations in Yangon Region met for the first time on March 3 to discuss the implementation of the programmes in ten townships. “The authorities in Yangon Region and in 10 townships that […]