Transparency in Delayed $2B Development Project Requested in Lower House

A $2 billion development project to be undertaken by the Ministry of Construction and a private company in Yangon was questioned in the Parliament’s Lower House on Tuesday over its lack of transparency. Despite the project agreement being signed two years ago, no start appears to have been made on it and the revenue-sharing deal […]

Ministry of Construction commits to four mega projects in 2018

The Department of Urban and Housing Development under the Ministry of Construction yesterday announced its commitment to implementing four mega infrastructure projects in Mandalay and Yangon regions. In Mandalay, the MOC has shortlisted six companies, one of which will be selected as Master Developer of the New Mandalay Resort City, which will be developed in […]

Yangon MPs Condemn Large-Scale Housing Project

Yangon Region MPs have heavily criticised the Eco Green City housing project to be built in Bago Township for failing to submit detailed plans. Dagon Township’s MP Kyaw Zayya claimed that even though everyone knew about the 1,400-acre-plus project and that Shwe Than Lwin group was behind it, not once has it been properly handled […]

Displaced Squatters Allege Fraud by Village Committee

YANGON – A group of displaced squatters in Yangon’s Hlegu Township have opened a fraud case against a 27-member Aung Yadana village development committee that sold them land already owned by the government, one complainant told The Irrawaddy on Monday. Police deputy Maj Maung Maung Oo of Hlegu police station confirmed that the case was […]