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Yangon elevated expressway doesn’t need MIC approval: official

The Yangon elevated expressway project is a government-to-government project and it doesn’t need approval from the Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC), according to the MIC. “Government-to-government projects are not submitted to the MIC. If the investment is made by public, private and partnership and as a developer, it is submitted to the MIC. The infrastructure projects […]

Yangon to Build $400 Million Elevated Expressway

The Ministry of Construction and International Finance Corporation (IFC) on January 11 signed an advisory services agreement to build an elevated expressway connecting Yangon port, Thilawa SEZ, Yangon International Airport, Yangon Industrial Zone and Yangon-Mandalay expressway. The 20.5-kilometre elevated expressway will cost US$400 million (535.86 billion kyat), with maintenance costs to be paid for by […]

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 […]

Tender to Be Called for Highway Upgrading

Subscribe to our tender alert mailing list 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 […]

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 […]