Tender to Be Called for Highway Upgrading

The Ministry of Construction will call for international firms to tender for upgrading works on a 40-mile section of the Yangon-Nay Pyi Taw-Mandalay Highway starting at Yangon, the ministry’s Permanent Secretary U Kyaw Lin said on April 10. The upgrading works, which will use an Asia Development Bank’s loan worth US$80 million, will involve expanding […]

No More Toll Collection on Yangon Bridges

Toll collection on nine bridges in Yangon Region – linking the city and townships in the outskirt – will cease starting April 1. From this coming Saturday onwards, the Yangon-Thanlyin bridges No 1 and No 2 in Thanlyin township, the Bayintnaung bridges No 1 and No 2, the Aung Zeya Bridge and Pan Hlaing Bridge […]

Ministry Aims at 1 Million Housing Units by 2030

​​ The Ministry of Construction has planned to implement one million units by 2030, according to the government’s housing development plan. The plan began in 2012 and it is intended to be implemented over the course of five years. As the plan is reaching its first five-year marker, the government should be building an estimated […]

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 […]

Condominium Rules to be Finalised in December

THE Ministry of Construction has put concerted efforts to finalise the condominium rules, which will include exact provisions and procedures before the end of December, according to a spokesperson of the ministry’s Department of Urban and Housing Development. The ministry and relevant organisations have been developing the Condominium Law since 2013. It aims to establish […]

Solving the Yangon housing shortage

Amid estimates that Yangon’s population of 7 million-plus will move into double-digits in the next 10 to 20 years, what is being done to solve the commercial capital’s housing crisis? The problem is exacerbated by the slow pace of economic and social development, which keeps incomes down. Yangon, home to 7.3 million people, according to […]

MoC searches for toll gate solution

The Ministry of Construction has already closed more than half of the 300 road and bridge tollgates it has built, and is looking for ways to make up the lost revenue that would result from plans to close the rest. U Kyaw Lin, the permanent secretary of the ministry, told The Myanmar Timeson August 8 that […]

Construction Ministry compensates Pyinmana farmers for lands seized in 2003

THE Ministry of Construction has paid a compensation of K352.5 million for 171.97 acres to 284 farmers who lost their lands in 2003 for the construction of the Nay Pyi Taw-Pyinmana detour, said an official of the ministry yesterday. The ceremony marking the first time compensation payments was held in Nay Pyi Taw Council Area. […]

Ministry surveys Dagon Seikkan land for rental housing

The Ministry of Construction is surveying land in Yangon’s Dagon Seikkan township near Yuzana Garden City housing complex, with a view to building the city’s largest rental housing project to date, an official told The Myanmar Times. If the ministry deems the land suitable for development, it will call a tender for private contractors, said […]

Ministries to hold power over BOT condominium sales

Foreign investors will be able to buy condominium units in build-operate-transfer (BOT) projects on ministry-owned land if the ministry is willing to register the project, officials said yesterday. The Condominium Law passed last month opens the real estate market to foreign buyers for the first time, but makes no mention of BOT developments. This has […]