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. […]

Yangon Govt to Offer Low-Cost Housing to ‘Real’ Squatters

The Yangon Region government is in the process of arranging low-cost housing for “real squatters” in the commercial capital, Yangon’s security and border affairs minister told the regional legislature yesterday. He was responding to a question from lawmaker U Kyaw Zeya (NLD; Dagon 2), who asked why MPs had yet to be provided with follow-up […]

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, […]