Rangoon to Launch Public Waterfront Area in 2017

​​ RANGOON — In an attempt to promote tourism, the Rangoon Division government will open a public downtown waterfront area next year, creating another tourist destination in Burma’s business hub. Situated on the bank of Hlaing River, also known as the Rangoon River, the former capital of Burma boasts a long riverfront, but public access […]

Limited high-rises under new Yangon zoning scheme

Limiting the number of high-rise development projects in Yangon will preserve the city’s heritage while continuing to attract foreign investment – that’s the message of the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) regarding the city’s zoning plan, a spokesperson said last week during a meeting. A view of downtown Yangon. Photo: StaffA view of downtown Yangon. […]