Government Lost Millions of Dollars as Large Firms Paid Rock Bottom Rents for Public Land – Report

Yangon’s govern­ment has lost bil­lions of kyat in po­tential revenue by leasing public space to local firms at rock-bottom rates, a report from the Auditor General’s Office has re­vealed. The report is based on an analysis of the Yangon City Development Com­mittee’s (YDCD) finances, which are not normally made public. Looking at the 2015- 2016 […]

International hotel chains open their doors in Myanmar

Since opening up the country, more tourists come and discover Myanmar and it is expected to grow even more. Therefore, more and more investors are seeing chances to begin their business here. That is why a lot of new hotels will open their doors as well in 2017. Since the new government, led by National […]

9 Acres of Marga Land Returned to Govt, but MP Demands More

The return to public hands of more than half a plot of land given to Marga Landmark Co for the relocated Dagon City real estate project in the waning days of the previous government is not enough for MP U Maung Maung Ohn, who yesterday called for more. Nine of the 17.7 acres of public […]

Construction Projects by Rangoon’s Inya Lake Suspended

RANGOON — Multiple construction projects on the site of a public garden occupying a peninsula in Rangoon’s Inya Lake were suspended on Monday by city officials, and will undergo an investigation. The projects have faced criticism from the public, the media and urban planners, for misusing public space intended for general recreation, and have faced scrutiny […]

Yangon MPs demand park protection

The Yangon Regional Government Rights Committee chairman Khin Maung Win has pledged to retake ownership of public parks. “We are monitoring the proposal on restoring ownership of public places for the people as a first priority. We are tracking the proposal to see whether the government will implement the proposal,” said Khin Maung on August […]

Meliá Yangon Hotel Opens in Myanmar

YANGON, MYANMAR — Meliá Hotels International has opened the Meliá Yangon, the first hotel operated by the brand in the country and a strategic project for its expansion strategy in the Asia Pacific region. Yangon is the country’s largest city and remains the biggest commercial center and main transit hub of the country, as well […]

Yangon Region govt plans to build more reservoirs

The Yangon Region government is planning to establish reservoirs to ensure a reliable drinking water supply in the future. In response to a question at the Yangon Region parliament yesterday, U Maung Maung Soe, the Yangon Region Development Affairs Minister, said the government unveiled a long-term plan to supply drinking water to Yangon residents in […]

Officials split over future of commercial projects on prime Yangon parkland

An outspoken Yangon City Development Committee member says he has ordered suspension of a number of construction projects on parkland beside the city’s Inya Lake, while the department responsible for contracting the companies says the projects are still going ahead. The decision in 2013 to allow eight companies to build commercial projects in Mya Kyun […]

New location for cancelled Shwedagon project

  The Myanmar Investment Commission has given Marga Landmark approval to build its mixed-use project on a new site, after the president called off the Hong Kong-based developer’s project last year, deeming the initial location too close to Shwedagon Pagoda. The project will now be built on 17.7 acres at the corner of Kabar Aye […]

New international style shopping plaza in Yangon

Officials took part in opening ceremony for the The Myanmar Plaza, offering a wide range of shops, restaurants and special events as part of a US $440-million development on Kabar Aye Pagoda road in Yangon. The event took place on December 4. The development includes office towers, a hotel and residential apartments. The shopping plaza […]