Applications for public flats invited

Yangon regional government has announced people can apply for public rental apartments in South Dagon Township from Monday until February 15. An official said: “People need to get the forms at their township general administration offices. The rent will be Ks30,000 per month.” About 1,200 homes are planned with applicants picked at random if demand […]

Yangon squatter numbers booming

The number of squatter households has increased fivefold in the 19 townships of Yangon city, says researcher Zin Min who carried out extensive research into the slums of the city. He said the number reached almost 44,000 in townships such as South and North Okkalapa, Thingangyun, South, North and East Dagon, Dagon Seikkan, Dawbon, Thaketa, […]