The Myanmar Times
Sunday, 05 July 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Asia Bright Land to build Mdy condo

A new condominium project in Mandalay is being planned by Asia Bright Land Development Company. It will be known as Khayae Residence, according to a brochure by Yangon-based creative design company Visible Project.

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Workplace safety in need of update

The scaffolding gave way on June 20 at a Mandalay hotel construction site, killing two workers and injuring another 18 people. Pictures of the incident were shared widely on social media, instigating concern over safety at construction sites.

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Tour companies are travelling down a changing road

Local travel and tour companies have generally kept domestic market share even as the traditional business model of booking agents faces upheaval in much of the rest of the world.

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Authorities mull renting out low-cost housing

The Yangon housing market may be cooling, but homes are still well beyond what the average worker can often afford.

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Rain dampens mobile phone sales in rural areas

Handset sellers are blaming monsoon season for a slowdown in sales, particularly for wholesalers venturing into rural areas.

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Shwedagon campaign talks to high-ranking military officers

Two senior military figures have lent their voices to the Save Shwedagon campaign, which is aimed at forcing five developments near the famous pagoda to alter their plans or stop altogether, according to officials from the campaign.

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Sparse starting point for first New City

Driving northeast from East Dagon township along Number 2 Main Road, the city of Yangon fades away and is replaced by rice fields and idle land. The area is dotted with a few small villages, but given the distance between the area and downtown Yangon, it is thinly populated and underdeveloped.

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Mining locked up by difficulty of peace

Minning companies are eagerly following the Myanmar peace process, which may unlock large areas of the country to mining operations.

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