The Myanmar Times
Monday, 24 November 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Rent hikes send people to suburbs

Thadingyunt is a traditional time to find a new home, but it’s more difficult to afford reasonable downtown lodging

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JICA rejects link between master plan and ‘new city’ expansion

The Japan International Cooperation Agency has rejected suggestions by Yangon Mayor U Hla Myint that a controversial 30,000-acre expansion project was included in the Yangon 2040 master plan, which was jointly developed by JICA and municipal authorities.

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Property values raised for taxes

Yangon's Internal Revenue Department has changed the assessment values used to charge property taxes, though the process has been criticised for lacking transparency.

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Apartment living in Yangon's trendiest enclave

Sushi, watermelon daiquiris and a fine cup of coffee are things the Yaw Min Gyi area is rapidly becoming known for.

 

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Accor opens first Novotel since Myanmar return

French international hotel firm Accor opened its first Novotel-branded hotel in Myanmar since announcing its return to the country in 2013, at the popular tourist destination of Inle Lake.


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Beat around the bush

Having  just watched Jurassic Park, House of the Week was a little hesitant when navigating the foliage out front of this week’s home. But after certifying the bushes to be free of velociraptors, we went inside to check out the impressive home.

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Low-cost project called a possible fraud scheme

A scheme to allow would-be homeowners to make small monthly payments to purchase apartment units was attacked by Yangon Region parliamentarians last week, who warned of the possibility of fraud.

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Oldest church celebrates heritage

The Armenian Church of St John the Baptist saw its biggest crowds in living memory – and it wasn’t even a Sunday.

 

 

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