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Riverfront real estate project planned for Hlaingthaya Township

To meet growing local demand for residential units, the Riverfront Garden Real Estate project constituting of commercial and residential spaces as well as recreation facilities has been implemented in Hlaingthaya Township in western Yangon. With the approval of the Yangon Region government, the Southern Metal Industry Real Estate Development Co is constructing the US$650 million […]

Yangon Govt to Offer Low-Cost Housing to ‘Real’ Squatters

The Yangon Region government is in the process of arranging low-cost housing for “real squatters” in the commercial capital, Yangon’s security and border affairs minister told the regional legislature yesterday. He was responding to a question from lawmaker U Kyaw Zeya (NLD; Dagon 2), who asked why MPs had yet to be provided with follow-up […]

Yangon shanty towns defy chief minister’s order

And still they come: Yangon Region authorities are fighting a running battle against the constant proliferation of illegal shanties, which have continued to spring up overnight despite a city ordinance that any new unofficial residents will be arrested. Most of the new shanties can be found in Hlaing Tharyar township, whose industrial zones are a magnet for unemployed workers […]