The Myanmar Times
Tuesday, 02 September 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Safety first? The building boom

If the sheer number of “Safety First” signs were any indication, Yangon’s construction sites would be safe places to work. But workplace safety is often not the highest priority.

 

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Condo Law sent back to the drawing board

Weaknesses in the recently completed draft Condominium Law need to be addressed before it can be promulgated, according to officials from the Department of Human Settlement and Housing Department (DHSHD).

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Make a social statement

This modern building on Mindhamma Road in Myanagon township is beautiful, but equally impressive are its skyline views.

 

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Zone plan falling back

The Yangon zoning plan is behind its originally completed target date, as consultations are set to stretch into June.

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Finding room to grow

It’s rare to find a sprawling house in Yangon, but this Ahlone compound could be just the thing for someone who is looking to spend US$12,000 per month. 

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Changing faces of Chinatown’s property

The property market in Yangon’s Chinatown is rapidly changing, as its streets become famous for late-night beer shops and a range of stores popular among foreign tourists, expats and Myanmar people alike.

 

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IRD eyes income tax from property rentals

Yangon aims to increase the number of people paying taxes on income generated from rental properties, according to Ministry of Finance Internal Revenue Department (IRD) spokesperson U Hla Htay Oo.

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Idle industrial land draws ministry ire

Industrial land is too often not developed, instead falling into the hands of land speculators, according to deputy industry minister U Thein Aung.

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