The Myanmar Times
Wednesday, 22 October 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Second city speculation sees land prices double

Land prices have exploded west of Yangon following an announcement by the mayor of Yangon that it will be the site of a new city.

 

 

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Preserving heritage

Yangon can be both a modern city and a city of heritage if it makes the right decisions, according to historian U Thant Myint-U.

 

 

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Govt may roll the dice on legal casino approvals

Casino licences may be issued to local hotels following the completion of a gambling law, though some question whether the country ought to have legalised gambling.

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Residents worry after cave-in

The partial collapse of a building in Yangon has highlighted the importance of quality construction, particularly given the dozens of large-scale projects planned for the city.

 

 

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Overlooked Dawbon drawing developers for location and price

Dawbon township has a reputation as a place to drive through, not a place to live in. Sandwiched between Thaketa township and the Pazundaung creek, and previously host to poor infrastructure links and constant flooding, at first glance it did not seem to have a lot going for it.

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Downtown condominiums at the front of property boom

New units particularly on the four main east-west roads are much sought after for their good locations near businesses and social spots

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Not all agents see need for formal property training

Ma Moe Thidar is like many would-be real estate agents when she says she is keen on real estate but has little knowledge of the field.

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Large extension for Yangon on the table

Yangon mayor U Hla Myint said an extension to Yangon City is being planned to the west of the existing city under the auspices of the regional government, though other members of the regional parliament said they had not heard of the plan until the announcement.

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