Rangoon Mayor Announces Regional Plans to Ease Guesthouse Restrictions

​​ RANGOON ¬– The Rangoon divisional government plans to relax restrictions on guesthouses and hostels, according to Rangoon mayor U Maung Maung Soe, yet Union laws barring international visitors from staying in such establishments remain intact. U Maung Maung Soe said that in April, the divisional government would amend the 2013 municipal law which sets […]

Construction Projects by Rangoon’s Inya Lake Suspended

RANGOON — Multiple construction projects on the site of a public garden occupying a peninsula in Rangoon’s Inya Lake were suspended on Monday by city officials, and will undergo an investigation. The projects have faced criticism from the public, the media and urban planners, for misusing public space intended for general recreation, and have faced scrutiny […]

Rangoon Parliamentary Committee Lets Halted High-Rise Projects Off the Hook

RANGOON — A Rangoon Division parliamentary committee has recommended that the divisional government rescind modification orders delivered earlier this month to eight high-rise construction projects, after the developers petitioned the committee for a review. A high-rise review committee formed by the executive branch of the Rangoon Division government has reviewed more than 200 high-rise building […]