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Joint Approach Coming for Low-Cost Housing Projects

Government will enter into join ventures with businesses to stimulate low-cost housing projects on public land, according to the Department of Human settlement and Housing Development. In an effort to stimulate construction of needed low-cost housing, public-private developments will be allowed on government land, the department said. Land will be provided by the government and […]

Shwetaung Chosen as Lead Developer for Ayarwon-Yadana Housing Project

The Construction Ministry has chosen Shwetaung Construction Company as the lead developer for the Ayarwon-Yadana Housing project, said Min Htein, director-general of Urban and Housing Development Department under the Construction Ministry. “The company has many years of experience,” he announced at a discussion on the proposed housing law held December 26 at the Myanmar Construction […]

Yangon Low-Cost Apartments to Be Sold Next Month

Apartments in five low-cost housing projects will be sold based on a drawing-lots system at the Office of Urban and Housing Development Department on September 2, U Nway Hmu, deputy director of the housing development division under the Urban and Housing Development Department, told The Myanmar Times on August 28. 991 apartments from housing projects located in Dagon Seikan […]

4.8 Million Housing Units Required by 2040

The government’s national policy on housing will take into account the country’s urbanisation and urban migration. Myanmar’s commercial capital will need 1.07 million housing units by 2040 and the entire country will require an additional 4.8 million units by then, according to an official from the Ministry of Construction. The whole country will need 4.8 […]

MCEA to Start Affordable Housing Construction

The Myanmar Construction Entrepreneur Association (MCEA), in cooperation with the government, will start building affordable housing units for low-income earners within this year, a senior association official from the organisation said. “The government and the MCEA will start constructing affordable housings – namely public housings and rental housings – within this year. “The government will […]

Reducing Low-Cost Housing Instalment in The Works

Discussions are ongoing to reduce the initial 30-percent requirement to 20pc for low-cost housing instalments, said U Win Zaw, managing director of the Construction and Housing Development Bank. “We started discussing the amount for down payments which a buyer has to pay. We are trying to reduce it to 20pc and to get finance for long-term loans. If lenders can give […]

Affordable Housing Still Unattainable for Many

​​ RANGOON — In an effort to build low cost and affordable housing across Burma, the Myanmar Construction Entrepreneurs Association (MCEA) and Singapore-based consultancy Surbana Jurong signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) at Sule Shangri-La Hotel on Friday morning. Government-owned Surbana Jurong has played a role in urban development and public housing in Singapore. The […]

Affordable Housing Projects Affected as Funds Dry Up

​​ In a serious blow to thousands of would-be home-owners, the construction of affordable homes in Yangon’s Ayeyarwon and Yadanar housing projects has been suspended because the money has run out, government officials say. Urban and Housing Development department director general U Min Htein told The Myanmar Times on December 6 that the government lacked the funds to […]

Public Company to Build Government Housing Project

Public company Myanmar Construction and Development will finance and build a low-cost government housing project in Yangon. Chair of Myanmar Construction and Development U Thar Htay confirmed to The Myanmar Times that his company had entered into a partnership with the Ministry of Construction’s Department of Urban Housing and Development (DUHD). U Thar Htay is also the […]