One to two million flats required for urban people

One to two million apartment rooms are required for urban people, said Mr. Jack Finegan, a UN-habitat’s Urban Programme Specialist. According to statistics from the 2014 Population and Housing Census, about 1 to 2 million of rooms are needed for urban people. About 2 million of apartments are likely to be needed in 2030. Myanmar’s […]

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 […]

NLD looking to repeat 1990 landslide

Partial results released by the Union Election Commission up to 9pm yesterday showed that the NLD had won 289 out of 333 seats announced so far, including those for regional and state assemblies. The military-backed Union Solidarity and Development Party plus an “independent” ally were on 27, while six ethnic minority parties won 17 seats […]

Beyond Ranong, southern fishers struggle to find markets

Myanmar labourers are already at work, hauling baskets laden with fish and bargaining over prices, before the sun is up. They work at the Ranong fish markets, the centre of southern Myanmar’s fishery trade. It is where heavily laden Myanmar fishing boats come to sell their catch, where humming processing factories prepare fish for export, […]