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 […]

Foreign investors compete for mixed-use Yangon project

Eight foreign companies from five countries are bidding to develop a 2-acre plot of land in Yangon owned by the Myanmar Construction Entrepreneurs Association, according to chair U Tha Htay. Prospective investors have made a number of proposals for the site at the corner of Waizayanda and Thanthumar Roads in Yangon’s Thingangyun township, including for […]

Take two for Yangon Central tender

Subscribe to our tender alert mailing list Myanma Railways has invited companies to submit expressions of interest (EOI) to redevelop Yangon Central Railway Station and the surrounding area, after an initial tender was cancelled earlier this year, reportedly due to a lack of suitable applications. “We have invited companies to submit an EOI. After they […]

Rail ministry to repeat aborted tender

The Ministry of Rail Transportation has cancelled a tender to redevelop the area surrounding the Yangon Central Railway Station, with plans to launch another in the future, according to a statement posted on the Ministry of Information’s web portal late last week. The Yangon Central Railway Station project was to be built on 63 acres […]

Condo Law impasse could spur new draft

The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw will resume discussion of a controversial draft Condominium Law on August 10, according to Amyotha Hluttaw representative U Phone Myint Aung. The draft law was first introduced to the Pyithu Hluttaw in November 2012. It was expected to be passed in 2013 but remains in limbo two years later, as ministers within […]