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.
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.
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.
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.