Myanmar Investment Commission and Myanmar Engineering Society have weighed in on possible changes for 5 large construction projects that have been paused in Dagon township, and it is now up to Yangon City Development Committee to produce a master plan on the situation.
Yangon authorities have added their voices to calls for an end to the practice of buying industrial zone land and then holding it fallow in the hopes of flipping it for profit.
Satellite towns are popping up in Yangon’s outskirts, as the city’s population grows and residents look for space to expand.
The Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) spent about K4.9 billion (US$4.7 million) to repair downtown drainage systems particularly in Botahtaung township, a state-run newspaper said on March 16.
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.