Mandalay Region to ready towns for migrant influx

Mandalay Region is developing urban plans in all 28 townships amid an increase of migrants to towns and cities, a senior regional minister said. Mandalay, with an estimated six million people, is the second-most populous region in the country. Its capital, Mandalay city, is the second-largest in Myanmar after Yangon. U Ye Lwin, the regional […]

Govt to Build 1m Apartments in 330 Towns By 2030

Myanmar is planning to finish the construction of over 1 million apartments in 330 towns across the country by 2030 under its urban development programme, according to the Ministry of Construction. The Department of Urban and Housing Development under the ministry is providing proper housing for the people in accord with its policy on long-term […]

Expanding urban population changes property needs

Cities are growing twice as fast as the total population and will be crucial for Myanmar’s economic future, said Putu Kamayana, adviser at New Star Light Construction and former Asian Development Bank country head. Growth will not be focused solely in Yangon in the years ahead, and other cities will also be home to modern […]