Yangon allocates additional K47 billion budget

The Yangon Regional government allocated K47 billion supplementary budget for fiscal year 2017-2018 to fund several road construction and rehabilitation projects, the regional minister of planning and finance said. U Myint Thanung, regional minister of planning and finance, said the additional budget was necessary since the original estimated regional budget of K424.2 billion was already […]

New Urban Development Projects for Six Satellite Townships in the Works

The Ministry of Construction (MOC) is planning new urban development projects for six satellite townships as part of a strategic plan to develop Yangon, according to the MOC and the Department of Urban and Housing Development. Six new satellite towns – Shwe Lin Ban, Pan Hlaing, Thilawa, Front Dagon, Htauk Kyant as well as the […]

Displaced Squatters Allege Fraud by Village Committee

YANGON – A group of displaced squatters in Yangon’s Hlegu Township have opened a fraud case against a 27-member Aung Yadana village development committee that sold them land already owned by the government, one complainant told The Irrawaddy on Monday. Police deputy Maj Maung Maung Oo of Hlegu police station confirmed that the case was […]

Myanmar Dairy Farm looking for JV Partner to invest in Milk Processing Plant and Marketing/Distribution Business for Dairy Products in Yangon

Our client is a 100% Myanmar-owned company (i.e. all the shareholders are Myanmar citizen) that owned a 40 acres coffee plantation cum dairy farm in Pwint Oo Lwin. Our client is looking for a foreign JV partner who has the technology and marketing knowhow to invest in and run a milk processing plant in Yangon […]

Rangoon Chief Minister: ‘Public Support Is Our Strength’

RANGOON — When Phyo Min Thein was appointed Chief Minister of Rangoon Division in late March, the 46-year-old National League for Democracy lawmaker knew he would face multiple challenges, from deteriorating infrastructure to controversial development projects to foreign investment. The two-time political prisoner—who spent a total of 15 years behind bars—said that he learned perseverance […]

Upgrading the Rangoon Commute: Bus Rapid Transport

RANGOON – Two young women with metal milk cans run for the Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) after hurriedly arriving at downtown Rangoon’s Lanmadaw Township station; the BRT bus had arrived minutes earlier and was pulling away from the stop. The driver gestures for them to proceed, where he waits. At peak hour, commuting to and […]

Aquaculture in Transition in Myanmar

Introduction Fish farming (aquaculture) is important to Myanmar’s food security and is developing and transforming quickly. This study presents findings from a new field survey of the farmed fish value chain that is more detailed and broader than any previous study conducted in Myanmar. Many of our findings are at odds with what we perceive […]

Sales in Yangon’s East North New City are ‘dreary’ say realtors

Yangon Mayor U Hla Myint told the regional parliament last June that the East North New City had been awarded first priority among the seven new city projects devised by the Strategic Urban Development Plan for Greater Yangon 2040. He stressed the importance of its location between the future Hantharwaddy Airport and Thilawa Port and […]

Yangon Region gas pipeline to finish up next month: MOGE

A new gas pipeline slated to supply Yangon Region’s power plants and factories will be complete in August, according to officials. Myanma Oil and Gas Enterprise started construction on the 56-kilometre (35-mile) natural gas pipeline in October last year. “All construction on the gas pipeline, which is 30 inches in diameter, will be completed in […]

Yangon region govt proposes K8,000 billion city development plan

The Yangon region government has its local parliament for over K8,000 billion [US$8 billion] to develop seven areas Myanmar’s commercial capital. Yangon City Mayor U Hla Myint, speaking on behalf of the regional government, told parliament that urban development projects will be implemented in the eastern and southeastern parts of Yangon, as well as in […]