The Myanmar Times
Tuesday, 01 September 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

KOICA signs for Dala and Bago master plans

Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) has signed with the Ministry of Construction for several ambitious projects – including master plans for the north and south of Yangon and designing a national road network.

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New Bago airport delayed again, to 2022

The target opening date for Yangon’s new international airport has been pushed back by another two years to 2022.

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Hmawbi residents in the dark over new city

Hmawbi township feels a long way from Yangon. Located just beyond the city’s northern limits, it is well known for supplying vegetables and fruit to the markets in Myanmar’s commercial capital.

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Safety, quality still concerns in high-rise construction

Yangon is getting taller, but the work is not always being done well.

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Building code changes still pending

A number of amendments to Myanmar’s National Building Code are still pending approval, as the existing rules are deemed unsuitable for high-rise developments.

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New life to old building with renovations

Yangon Heritage Trust and an international NGO Turquoise Mountain are renovating a century-old building in downtown Yangon.

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Squatters delay Hlaing Tharyar housing

A low-cost housing project for workers in Hlaing Tharyar township has been delayed by squatters who refuse to vacate land set aside for the project.

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Real estate agents warned off dirty money and foreign buyers

Attempts to launder money continue to bedevil Yangon’s property dealers. Real estate agents have been asked to watch out for attempts to launder money through the property sector and to avoid selling to foreigners or speculators

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