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 […]

Mayor: ‘New City’ Going Forward, Imperative For Yangon’s Future

The Yangon Region government is pressing ahead with plans in the commercial capital townships of Twante, Seikgyi Khanaungto and Kyeemyindaing for the “new city” development, in line with a broader master plan it has for Myanmar’s biggest city, Mayor U Maung Maung Soe told the regional parliament last week. U Maung Maung Soe said the […]

Yangon govt to import motorcycles for traffic police

The Yangon Region government will import 100 motorcycles for traffic police in an effort to alleviate traffic congestion in Yangon Region, said Police Lt-Col Aung Ko from the No 2 Traffic Police Force in Yangon. The Yangon Region government has put the purchase of up to 220 traffic police motorcycles out to tender. The authorities […]

Sakura garment factory strike ends with negotiations

The strike at Sakura garment factory is finally over, two months after it began. The truce required the intervention of lawmakers to negotiate a reduction of daily production targets. “Now, we have all returned to work at the factory,” said Ma Thuzar Win, a sewing operator. “Factory officials agreed to pay us our wages again […]

Yangon to develop river transport express system

The Yangon Region government is planning to build a river express system for passengers – part of fundamental transport reforms that government officials hope will bring a new wave of industrial goods and commuters onto the country’s waterways. Myanmar is unique in Southeast Asia in boasting waterways – primarily the Ayeyarwady and Chindwin rivers – […]

YTA to reduce Yangon passenger bus lines

The Yangon Region government will provide necessary assistance for those who want to set up public bus companies to upgrade the bus line system, according to Min Zaw, vice chair of the All Bus Lines Control Committee, who quoted Yangon Region chief minister Phyo Min Thein. The regional government will help in importing new buses […]

Govt to offer financial support for Yangon PPP bus lines

Yangon Region government aims to overhaul the city’s chaotic bus lines by allowing companies to form public private partnerships. These new joint ventures will also be allowed to open petrol stations to help them stay profitable, Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein (NLD) said. The government set up the city’s first public-private joint venture last year to […]

Yangon officials wind up industrial land review

The Yangon Region government has finished a review of land price speculation in the city’s 29 industrial zones, which ultimately aims to free up thousands of vacant plots to be developed into factories. Empty plots will be reclaimed by the government, before being re-allocated to companies that really want to build industries, said regional minister […]

Developers to challenge results of high-rise review

High-rise developers ordered to drastically change the designs of their projects are planning to challenge the government, on the basis that its review of Yangon developments was not transparent. A high-rise inspection committee was formed last month to review 64 unfinished projects across the city, to ensure they were in line with draft zoning plans. The committee […]

New joint venture to bring order to Yangon bus chaos

The Yangon Region government is forming a new public-private partnership (PPP) company, as part of a city-wide reform of the chaotic public transport system. Bus line owners are eagerly awaiting the overhaul, but want the authorities to provide infrastructure and financial aid to help them manage the shift. The government set up a public-private sector […]