Can the regional government manage both old and new Yangon?

The Yangon region government has come under flak since March, when it announced the launch of a new Yangon City project at the west bank of Yangon River. If and when the first phase of the US$5 billion development is complete, it will include five village townships, two bridges, 26km of artery roads, 10 sq […]

Plenty of political will but no cash for New Yangon project

Large areas west of the Yangon River here look dark and depressed, at least from an airplane taking off or landing from the capital’s airport after sunset. In stark contrast to the city center, on the east side of the river, where high-rise commercial buildings and shiny condominiums are popping up, the opposite bank gives […]

Myanmar takes new measures to promote foreign investment

YANGON — Myanmar has reformed its investment commission recently and will soon enforce a new companies law in a bid to promote foreign investment. The new Myanmar Investment Commission was reorganized with 13 members with Minister at the Office of the Government U Thaung Tun as chairman. Along with the enactment of the new Myanmar […]

New Yangon City Project CEO Questioned About Role of Chinese Firm

YANGON—Serge Pun, the CEO of the controversial New Yangon City project on Saturday partially disclosed the terms of a deal with a Hong Kong-listed Chinese firm that could see it provide infrastructure for the first phase of the development. The revelation came amid a question and answer session at a public meeting organized by the […]

Massive Yangon City Expansion Renders Naypyitaw Pointless

Myanmar’s business capital of Yangon will see a massive expansion to accommodate its growing population and make the city more business-friendly and livable, the regional government said. This will make custom-built capital Naypyitaw, located 367 kilometers in the north in the middle of nowhere, an even more pointless city, observers noted. The New Yangon City […]

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts coming to Myanmar in 2018

Prime Residence has appointed Rosewood Hotels & Resorts to manage the Rosewood Yangon, which is scheduled to open in winter 2018. The company established by Kanok Furniture and Decoration of Thailand and Jewellery Luck Group of Myanmar originally planned for Kempinski Hotels to operate the property as the Heritage Hotel Kempinski Yangon., according to a […]

Myanmar devises roadmap for expansion of Yangon city

YANGON, June 24 (Xinhua) — Myanmar’s Yangon regional government has formed a new firm to draw up a roadmap to undertake expansion of the financial center to make it a business-friendly and livable city. The first and second phases of the huge project of the New Yangon City Development Company (NYCDC), which is fully owned […]

Yangon Govt Submits Plans for New Port, Industrial Zones

YANGON — The Yangon Region government is seeking approval for 11 new industrial zones on the city’s outskirts and a new multipurpose port terminal near the mouth of the Yangon River to promote regional development, create jobs and attract foreign investment. Yangon Region Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein first revealed plans for the new […]

Star High Asia Pacific granted dredging rights in Yangon River

YANGON- The Star High Asia Pacific Company had been given a five-year green light to begin mega dredging project in Yangon River, says Myanma Port Authority. While vessels requiring nine meters depth of water were allowed to pass through the Yangon River, most vessels had to wait for the rising tide as the water way […]

Myanmar hires China Communications to survey bold new city

Myanmar’s plans to build a city twice the size of Singapore took a step forward this week with the signing of a framework agreement with China Communications Construction Company (CCCC) to conduct preconstruction surveys as a prelude to the $1.5bn first phase of the scheme. It may not be CCCC, a huge state-owned company, who […]