The property sector requires organisation to enforce Condominium Law. Kang Wan Chern/The Myanmar Times Stakeholders in the property and construction sector say there is still a need for a body or organisation to oversee, implement and enforce the regulations under Condominium Law 2016 and Condominium Rules 2017. The lack makes the legislation less effective presently..
Photo: Aung Myin Ye Zaw Consulting firm Fitch Solutions Macro Research downgraded the growth forecast for Myanmar’s construction industry, saying economic reforms which would boost infrastructure development had been knocked off course and the northern Rakhine crisis would weigh on the economy. Fitch Solutions Macro Research, a unit of London and New York-headquartered Fitch Group,..
The Yangon regional government is inking a deal with a Swiss start-up incubator to launch the Yangon Innovation Centre. Following the regional government’s decision last year to go ahead with the project, a tender to build the centre was called in January this year. Swiss-based incubator Seedstars was selected from the six local and foreign..
Yangon city. Kang Wan Chern/The Myanmar Times A survey conducted by civil service group Alinsaetamarn Library and Resource Centre has revealed that the majority of Yangon’s residents are dissatisfied with the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC). The survey, which polled the views of 1,205 members of the public across Yangon, was conducted in March. The..
Aung Myin Ye Zaw/The Myanmar Times A law is being drafted to establish a Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) which will set standards for the construction industry, U Kyaw Lin, deputy minister of the Ministry of Construction told the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw on August 20. The new law is being drafted with help from the Building..
Zay Kabar Company, a local conglomerate with interests in construction and telecommunications, will continue to take action against squatters who trespass on land which it has earmarked for development. On July 28, conflict arose between squatters and employees of Zay Kabar Company after the latter removed tents that were built on private land which had..
Construction companies are under pressure from higher costs of imported materials. The Myanmar Times Property contractors are under pressure from rising costs of building materials as a result of the higher dollar-to-kyat exchange rate. Building machinery and materials such as steel bars, which are imported from overseas, have become dearer to local developers and contractors..
A total of 53 local and international companies/ consortiums are interested in the 47.5-kilometre elevated ring road in Yangon, the Ministry of Construction announced on July 4. On May 18 last year, the Ministry of Construction (MOC) invited local and foreign investors to submit Expressions of Interest (EOI) for the construction of an elevated four-lane..
As trade rises, Yangon’s existing ports are becoming constrained. Zarni Phyo/The Myanmar Times A proposal to construct a multi-purpose port in Kawhmu township, southwestern Yangon, was submitted to the Yangon Regional Parliament by U Zaw Aye Maung, Rakhine ethnic minister last week. “Yangon is the gateway to trade and handles up to 95 percent of..
A security guard for Shwe Hinn Tha Construction tries to stop a photographer for The Myanmar Times at the construction site of the Okura Prestige Yangon project, where the Defence Museum was formerly located in Yangon, on Tuesday. Shin Moe Myint/The Myanmar Times A legislator on Tuesday asked the parliament for more details about a US$320..