The Myanmar Times
Monday, 21 April 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Zoning plans remain stalled

A zoning and land-use plan to protect heritage buildings and Yangon’s most important religious site, Shwedagon Pagoda, remains locked in endless rounds of discussions more than a year after the laws were proposed.

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Bayintnaung flyover to be finished ahead of schedule

Traffic jams around Yangon’s Bayintnaung commodity exchange centre could be eased with the four-way flyover project ahead of schedule, say officials.

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Germany’s Heidelberg set to import cement

Burgeoning infrastructure development in Myanmar has led Germany’s Heidelberg Cement Group to launch the importation of concrete next month, the company’s regional manager has announced.

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Moving on up

Coming in at a total 3600 square feet, this large, fully furnished home on Airport Avenue Road may be a little far from downtown, but what you sacrifice in location, you gain in beautiful space, modern decor and a quiet and serene environment.

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Signing a lease: What you need to know

The house was perfect.

Artfully revamped, the colonial villa emerged from lilting greenery on the large estate. The rent was high – about US$2500 per month – and the landlord was happy to make a quick deal provided he was paid 12 months’ rent up-front.

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Urbanisation on UN-HABITAT agenda

A delegation from the United Nations Human Settlements Programme wrapped up its visit to Yangon and Nay Pyi Taw last week with a vow to assist the government as it grapples with the problems and opportunities afforded by the nation’s rapid urbanisation.

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Upgrades for public housing

A sixty-years old public housing project is to be redeveloped in a joint project by government and developers, and the homes rented out to civil servants.

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One size fits all

This beautiful white modern house with long windows is located in Mayangone township.

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