The Myanmar Times
Saturday, 25 April 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Residents upset over YCDC crackdown

While constructing buildings without permits is a problem across Yangon, it has become especially prevalent in Thingangyun township.

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Days are numbered for Mandalay’s rule-breaking buildings

Two buildings have been demolished in Mandalay for breaking rules and regulations, with more demolitions possible if contractors do not stay within the law, according to Mandalay City Development Committee member U Tun Kyi.

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Idle plots still plague industrial zones

Rampant speculation has driven up the price of plots allocated for industrial use in Yangon Region, preventing factory construction, parliament heard yesterday.

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Bringing housing up to scratch

Housing is a notoriously mixed bag in Yangon. While there are a growing number of quality buildings, there is also a wide range of basically unliveable homes.

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First two GEMS towers finished

Two of the structures are now completed at GEMS Garden Condominium, according to company officials.

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Zoning plan in limbo as experts push for re-start

Yangon’s zoning plan is due for a restart after contentious discussions meant the process had ground to a halt, according to U Toe Aung, urban planner with Yangon City Development Committee.

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Amenities dropped to make housing project cheaper

Yangon Region will be home to another low-cost housing project, as governing authorities work to find accommodation for the city’s growing population.

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Moving into a memorable home

With so many of Yangon’s houses being built from the same mold, it is nice to see one with a bit of character.

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