Budget falls well short of low-cost housing needs

The budget for building affordable housing over the coming year will cover just a fraction of Yangon’s housing requirements, while low-cost housing units remain too expensive for those most in need of accommodation. In the coming fiscal year, the government has been granted K46 billion to build rental housing nationwide, which will cover the cost […]

Space to Live: Rangoon’s Squatters Place Housing Hopes in NLD Govt

RANGOON — A mother of two children, 34-year-old Thuzar Moe originally hails from the Irrawaddy Delta’s Hinthada Township. She has been living for almost two decades in an industrial zone in Hlaing Tharyar Township on the outskirts of Rangoon, since her family migrated to the area when she was 16 years old. She spoke to […]

Hundreds of families evicted from Mingalardon

Heavy machinery reduced the homes of several hundred families to rubble in Yangon’s Mingalardon township early yesterday, leaving residents in the rain with their meager possessions. The families were designated as squatters on the 560 acres of land leased to military-owned Myanmar Economic Holdings Company Ltd (MEHC). Nearly 500 houses had been built on the […]