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Work on city side of Yangon-Dala bridge to start next month

YANGON—Construction on the Yangon side of the planned Yangon-Dala Bridge will begin next month, regional Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein said at a regional investment committee meeting on Wednesday. Spanning the Yangon River, the bridge—also known as the Korea-Myanmar Friendship Bridge, as it is funded by South Korea’s Economic Development Cooperation Fund (EDCF)—will link […]

Work on foundation of Yangon-Dala bridge begins

Drilling work for installing bored piles on the Dala side of the Yangon-Dala bridge across the Yangon River was started on 28 June. The bridge is expected to be completed by December, 2022, according to the Bridge Department under the Ministry of Construction. The bridge will connect Bo Min Yaung street in Dala Township with […]

Singapore company’s advanced cut-bend-fabricate facility for steel rebar in Myanmar now fully operational

Singapore-listed HG Metal Manufacturing Ltd. (HG Metal) is expanding its steel business into Myanmar. The company is a premier steel stockist and manufacturer in Southeast Asia with close to 800,000 sq ft of warehousing and processing facilities in Singapore. It carries more than 3,000 types of steel products, of various dimensions and for a wide […]

Myanmar to cooperate with S. Korean company in Yangon development project

YANGON, Aug. 13 (Xinhua) — Myanmar’s Yangon regional government will cooperate with a South Korea-based Myanmar Wooree Company in developing Yangon region, the official Global New Light of Myanmar reported Monday. Under a memorandum of understanding signed between the two sides in Yangon on the weekend, the industrial development project area lies on the west […]

Uncertainty on the Waterfront

In recent years, downtown Yangon has become a cool place to hang out, its history written on the walls of its picturesque old buildings, its streets filled with hipster cafes and trendy boutiques. Photographers often turn this area into their sets, posing models on trishaws against the backdrop of the Yangon River at sunset. Some […]

New SEZ at Dala Township on the Cards

A new Special Economic Zone (SEZ) will be established at Dala township in the Yangon Region after completion of the Yangon-Dala Bridge, said Yangon Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein at the Challenges for Business Enterprises in 2018 public talk at the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry headquarters on Sunday. […]

Bridge from Yangon to Dala breaks ground

A bridge that will link downtown Yangon to underdeveloped Dala township received the official green light yesterday, after a majority of local landowners agreed to give up their property in return for compensation. The project, which will be built with funding from Korea, was launched in Dala township yesterday. “We can metaphorically call the Yangon-Dala […]

Compensation for Yangon-Dala bridge to be paid this month

In an apparent effort to ensure good relations with local residents and avoid the problems that have dogged other development projects, local authorities have agreed to pay compensation in advance to people forced to move to make way for the Yangon-Dala Bridge. The committee set up for the purpose has announced that compensation will be […]