The Myanmar Times
Friday, 28 August 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Accor prepares to follow Best Western’s lead by opening a Mandalay hotel

Best Western Premier Hotel Shwe Pyi Thar has become the first internationally operated hotel to open its doors in Mandalay for more than a decade.

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Nepal quake highlights Building Code

The Myanmar Engineering Society is urging developers to follow the National Building Code, after the Nepal earthquake raised concerns on the ability of local buildings to survive disasters.

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KFC’s first location will be on Bogyoke Aung San Road

KFC announced the location of its debut Myanmar outlet yesterday, as it gets closer to becoming the first major American fast-food chain to open in the country.

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Low-cost housing winners out of luck

Over 100 people may be out of luck after winning rights to purchase low-cost housing from Shwe Lin Ban project in Yangon’s Hlaing Tharyar township, according to Daw Thida Than, a staff officer at the Department of Human Settlement and Housing Development.

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DHSHD considers giving Yangon land ‘to communities’

As Yangon develops under the 2040 city plan, authorities are considering options to help ensure illegal residents are not forced out of their communities, according to Daw Hlaing Maw Oo, assistant director of the Department of Human Settlement and Housing Development (DHSHD).

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CHDB makes its name among home buyers

Construction and Housing Development Bank (CHDB) aims for greater visibility among lower-income home buyers, though the bank faces several constraints on lending for home ownership.

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Business complex for Yangon’s historic sporting grounds stirs up controversy

Kyaikkasan sports ground covers a vast expanse of prime real estate in the heart of Yangon that has entertained and thrilled for decades, while also concealing a darker past as a temporary detention centre used during crackdowns by the former military regime.

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Farmers want more loans earlier

The Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation will barely increase loans to farmers from K1462 billion to K1470 billion this year, said U Soe Naing, supervisor from Nay Pyi Taw branch of Myanmar Agricultural Development Bank.

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