Ministry Constructs Reduced Cost Housing For Public Servants

The Ministry of Plan­ning and Finance has announced a plan to build housing pro­jects to lease exclusively to public servants at re­duced rates, beginning later this year. The Ministry of Plan­ning and Finance has des­ignated regions in Naypy­idaw, Mandalay, Yangon, and a few other states and regions as target areas for government housing projects, according […]

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 […]

Korea-Backed Industrial Zone to Locate in Northern Yangon

South Korea and Myanmar have reached an agreement to establish an industrial zone in northern Yangon, and constructions will begin in early 2018, Daw Moe Thida, assistant director of the Department of Urban and Housing Development (DUHD), told The Myanmar Times on June 21. At Nyaung Na Pin township, the industrial complex project will have an estimated area of 570 acres. South Korea state-owned corporation, Korea Land & […]

Nowhere to Go For Yangon Squatters Driven Out for New ‘Eco Green City’

RANGOON – A mother of two small children, Daw Tin Mar Win gazed on as a group of men demolished her bamboo thatched house with chainsaws, and cut down the mango trees that had surrounded it. On Monday, nearly 400 tenants saw their shelters destroyed by authorities who deemed them “landlord squatters”—local property owners who unlawfully—and often […]

Yangon Authorities Demolish 4,000 Squatter Huts

Authorities launched a large squatter removal operation on June 12 using a 1,500 hired workers to demolish around 4,000 squatter huts in Hlegu Township, Yangon Region. The squatter hut village stretched for five miles along and the Yangon-Mandalay Expressway. Yu Khaing, the regional director of the Department of Urban and Housing Development under the Ministry […]

Govt to Build 1m Apartments in 330 Towns By 2030

Myanmar is planning to finish the construction of over 1 million apartments in 330 towns across the country by 2030 under its urban development programme, according to the Ministry of Construction. The Department of Urban and Housing Development under the ministry is providing proper housing for the people in accord with its policy on long-term […]

JMHU Offers $20 Million in Capital to Implement Low-Cost Housing Projects

​​ Japan-Myanmar Association for Industry of Housing and Urban Development (JMHU) has offered to provide US $20 million to Myanmar to implement low-cost housing projects, according to a press release issued by the Republic of the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI).  A local public company, Myanmar Construction and Development, […]

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 […]

Mandalay Affordable Housing Units to be Sold Through Lottery System Next Year

More than 500 apartments for low-income families, government staff, pensioners and others will go on sale in January in Chan Mya Tharsi township, Mandalay Region. Buyers will be selected by drawing lots, local authorities say. The 560 apartments, in 14 five-storey buildings on a 7.67-acre (3-hectare) site in Mya Yi Nandar ward, were built by […]

More Than 2000 Low-Cost Units to Go on Sale

More than 2000 low-cost apartments will go on the market next month as a wave of government construction projects nears completion, officials have announced. The Department of Urban and Housing Development said the three projects, in two Yangon townships, were being made ready for sale. “Sales of the 2208 apartments will begin in November,” said […]