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 […]

Invitation for submission of “Project Master Plan and Architectural Design” Design Competition. Design Submission Date 3 January 2018

Interested Parties are invited for the submission of design proposals which are to be selected in a design competition for the Overall Master Plan and Architectural Design for the development of the Housing development under the management of the Yangon Regional Government located in Dagon Seikkan Township, Ward No. (73,74,75,76), Corner of Shwe Li Road […]

Govt to Inform Parliament of Start of Yangon New Town Plan

Yangon is creating a southwest development plan for Dala, Seikkyi Kanaungto and Hlaingthaya townships, while the Construction Ministry has agreed to negotiate a starting date with the Yangon regional government and inform parliament of the outcome, deputy minister Kyaw Tin told parliament on November 1. The Department of Human Settlement and Housing Development drew up […]

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, […]