Sule Square Project Stalled in Negotiations

RANGOON — The Sule Square project in Burma’s commercial capital of Rangoon is still under negotiation with the city’s municipal body to secure final approval of its construction, the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) told The Irrawaddy on Monday, because the developer has yet to fully agree to the committee’s modification demands for the project […]

Yangon zoning plan expected this year

Yangon’s zoning plan will finally go from draft to law this year, YCDC officials said earlier this week. The city plan was first drawn up in 2013 by a working committee with recommendations from urban planners and representatives from YCDC, the Ministry of Construction, Yangon Heritage Trust, the Ministry of Science and Technology, and Japan […]

Yangon official takes fresh aim at high-rise projects

A yangon official known for his outspoken views has publicly criticised two high-rise projects, including a Singapore-backed condominium, and says he has imminent plans to target several more. U Khin Hlaing, an executive member of the Yangon City Development Committee, has a history of campaigning against real estate projects . Last year, he was one […]