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WB warns Myanmar of urbanisation challenges

With more people moving to Yangon and other key destinations for better opportunities, the World Bank has warned of the challenges related to urbanisation in Myanmar at the launch of its latest report this week. Judy Baker, lead economist for social, urban, rural and resilient global practice at the World Bank, said Myanmar must urgently […]

Deadline for Yangon sky train land compensation announced

Land for the Yangon Urban Mass Rapid Transit (YUMRT) route will have to be acquired and the Yangon regional government has set the deadline for claims of resettlement and other compensation as May 6, the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) announced earlier this week. Any modifications, extensions and new construction done on land demarcated for […]

Mandalay’s challenging road to becoming a smart city

At the 32nd ASEAN Summit in Singapore in April, Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong called for an ASEAN Smart Cities Network to assist smart and sustainable development in 26 cities in ASEAN. Earlier this month, a list of the 10 most promising cities among the 26 was highlighted by Cristina Lago, online editor of […]

Explore Lion City’s Food and Arts at 3rd Singapore Festival

The third edition of the Singapore Festival will run from Nov. 30-Dec. 2 on Bogalay Zay Street in downtown Yangon, with many exciting new activities added this year. The three-day event organized by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) aims to allow Yangonites to experience the riches of Singapore’s culture through food, urban design, art, music […]

MPs urge govt to rein in farmland sales

The subdivision and selling of farmland must be done by the national government, not by local management and development committees, a legislator in the Upper House has said. U Myo Win, MP for Mon State constituency 1, underscored the need for the national government to regulate the activities of management and development committees in townships […]

More Low Cost and Affordable Housing Units to be Added

The Urban and Housing Development Department, under the Ministry of Commerce, will finish some of its housing projects by March next year. This program will add up to 2,500 low cost and affordable housing units to the market. The Urban and Housing Development Department has been building, and developing low cost housing by means of […]

Myanmar witnesses more development during incumbent gov’t: survey

YANGON, July 1 (Xinhua) — Myanmar has witnessed improvement of living condition during the last two years of the government led by the National League for Democracy (NLD), the official Global New Light of Myanmar reported Sunday. With the cooperation of the UN Development Program (UNDP) and the World Bank, a government survey was conducted […]

Yangon’s hippest bazaar

Opening in December, Urban 86 will have year round selfie appeal Trendy markets, day and night, have become somewhat of a must-have for cities across Southeast Asia. Since the launch of the Strand Road night market less than 11 months ago, three other pop-up night-markets, all with varying degrees of selfie appeal (proof or it […]

Yangon Low-Cost Apartments to Be Sold Next Month

Apartments in five low-cost housing projects will be sold based on a drawing-lots system at the Office of Urban and Housing Development Department on September 2, U Nway Hmu, deputy director of the housing development division under the Urban and Housing Development Department, told The Myanmar Times on August 28. 991 apartments from housing projects located in Dagon Seikan […]