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Investments in low-cost housing projects are a bit huge: Yangon Chief Minister

Local entrepreneurs are not in a position to invest in the low-cost housing projects to be developed for around 150,000 squatters in Yangon as the capital investment is a bit huge, Yangon Region Chief Minister Phyo Min Thein said at Yangon Investment Forum 2018 held at the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce […]

Regional Government Limits Drone Use in Yangon

The Yangon region administration department has banned the flying of drones in 16 townships to ensure the safety of aircraft landing and taking off at the Yangon International Airport. The order is effective since November 28, the agency said. People who violate the order can face up to six months imprisonment, a fine or both, the […]

Drones Banned in Yangon Townships Due to Airport Hazard

For the safety of flights landing at Yangon International Airport, Yangon Region General Administration Department has issued an order dated November 28, banning drones and other unmanned aircraft (UA) in 16 townships in Yangon. An official of the Yangon Region GAD said the covered townships are North Okkalapa, North Dagon and East Dagon in the […]

Yangon government reviews cinema rental fee

Yangon Region government is reviewing the rental fee for state owned and private cinemas, Minister Daw Naw Pan Thinzar Myo for Karen Affairs said Tuesday at Yangon Region Parliament session. MP U Kyaw Zay Ya from Dagon Township asked the parliament when the regional government started renting out cinemas and stalls in Yangon Region and […]

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 […]

Ma Hta Tha awaits green light to replace old buses

Despite the Yangon Region Chief Minister’s promise to be rid of old passenger buses that have been deemed unsuitable for Yangon city, an authority from Yangon’s public transport regulatory body said the plan had yet to be officiated. Chief Minister Phyo Min Thein has verbally agreed to remove the ban on 19 June at a […]

Yangon’s battle against unlicensed contractors

With more and more unlicensed contractors cooperating with landlords to build illegally in Yangon, local administrators say they are struggling to find ways to stop the unregulated boom in low-quality apartments. Yangon City Development Committee has been fighting a losing battle against illegal construction for several years, while new contractors continue to open unlicensed businesses, said U […]

Parliament opposition leaves two more flyovers in doubt

Two expensive flyovers budgeted for Yangon should be scrappedamid criticism over the portion of public funding dedicated to the projects, a parliamentary committee said yesterday. The outgoing region government earmarked K32.2 billion (US$26.1 million) forthe bridges, slated for the junction of Kabar Aye Pagoda and Parami roads, and North Okkalapa junction. But yesterday the parliamentary Finance, […]

YCDC to build sewage treatment plants across Yangon

THE Yangon City Development Committee will build sewage treatment plants throughout the commercial city in cooperation with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). Daw Khin Aye Myint of YCDC said: “The current sewage treatment system in Yangon is no longer able to treat sewage water. We will build sewage treatment plants near Yangon River, Bago […]

Two new overpasses to go up in Yangon

San San Nwe, the Yangon Region minister for finance yesterday said the Yangon Region government will build two overpasses in Yangon in the 2016-2017 fiscal year. While submitting the region’s budget bill at the first regular session of the second regional parliament, the regional finance minister said Ks 32.2 billion will be earmarked for the […]