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Myanmar devises roadmap for expansion of Yangon city

​24 June 18 - Myanmar's Yangon regional government has formed a new firm to draw up a roadmap to undertake expansion of the financial center to make it a business-friendly and livable city.The first and second phases of the huge project of the New Yangon City Development Company (NYDC), wh...
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Concern voiced over industrial pollution of Myanmar’s Hlaing River

23 June 18 - Lab in-charge Dr. Aye Aye Win from Green Land Organization said that there was high content of iron in Hlaing River near Hlinetharyar and Shwepyithar industrial zones because of waste water released from these zones."We found a high content of iron in the river water. And it i...
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The Importance of Town Hall Meetings

​Since the launch of the New Yangon Development Company (NYDC) in March this year, questions have been raised about the project in the press and social media. It is very encouraging to see the level of interest in this project, both from those who voice support and from those who question some of th...
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​Construction of Dala Bridge still waylaid by disagreements

13 June 18 - Six years after it was mooted, a plan to construct a bridge connecting Dala township in southern Yangon to downtown Yangon has yet to be implemented owing to disagreements about measurements between the Ministry of Construction (MOC) and Myanma Port Authority (MPA), which is under ...
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Recent Investors Concerned About Reliability of Contracts Signed with Governments

 The dramatic political winds of change that swept across Malaysia last month were a reminder of the inherent political risk for any investments. Such risk may be amplified when the new government does not uphold the decisions of the previous one – newly elected Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad ...
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Chief Minister of Yangon visited The Netherlands

7 June 18 - To strengthen the ongoing water collaboration between Myanmar and The Netherlands the Chief Minister of Yangon Region, H.E. Phyo Min Thein visited The Netherlands this week with the Minister of Agriculture, Livestock, Environment and Forest, H.E. U Han Htoon and the Minister of Elec...
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Tha Bar Wa - A sustainable future for industry

This report is published by  World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), in partnership with Myanmar Food Processors and Exporters Association (MFPEA) and Savings Banks Foundation for International Cooperation (SBFIC). Tha Bar Wa is a four-year project funded by the European Union (EU) under th...
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Government must do a better job managing the impact of growth on Yangon

​4 June 18 - As Yangon's status as business and logistics hub of Myanmar grows, the regional government, expecting an influx of people and foreign direct investments, has unveiled grand plans to modernise and expand the city.Yet, many of the projects announced have been criticised for being poo...
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Delivering a Competitive and Equitable Rate of Return

​Delivering a Competitive and Equitable Rate of ReturnFrontier markets are high-growth, but are also among the smallest, least mature and least liquid economies. These markets are not developed enough to enter the 'emerging' stage but are growing rapidly and attracting ambitious investors.However, t...
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Wrap up of Myanmar Community of Practice

28 May 18 - The Water Agency has launched the first Myanmar Community of Practice (CoP), collaborated with YCDC engineering department of water and sanitation on 24 May 2018. Over 50 participants from various organization, including YCDC, MWP, NEPS, MMU, WWF, Wateraid and My...
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Towards a Safe, Smart, Clean and Liveable Yangon

​The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) publishes an annual Global Liveability Ranking which ranks 140 cities for their urban quality of life. The cities are scored based on five categories -- stability; healthcare; culture and environment; education; and infrastructure. Our hope is that one day Yang...
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How to keep the lid on flooding

​Myanmar is facing the onset of the approaching monsoon season with the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology warning of potential storms as the monsoon season nears. Whenever the rainy season hits upon us, we would hear constant laments on the conditions of our city's drainage system.As a city pl...
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Members of Parliament raise concerns over consequences of Yangon expansion

​14 May 18 - Since the start of the year, Yangon has announced ambitious plans for expansion and new infrastructure. ''The Yangon population will hit 10 million in the next two decades and it can be a mega city by 2040, said Daw Nilar Kyaw of Yangon regional minister for Electricity, Industry a...
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In the Business of Promoting Business

"overnments need to focus on government-related work. Why are they going into business?""Is it necessary for the Yangon Regional Government to establish a corporation such as NYDC to conduct business?""Is the Yangon Regional Government trying to build a business empire?"There have been numerous ques...
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Myanmar to implement new urban development projects of Yangon region

​13 May 18 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar has laid out new urban development projects of Yangon region inviting local and foreign entrepreneurs to invest in the master plan through a recent Yangon Investment Forum held in the commercial city.The Yangon Region Investment Committee outlined that sub-centers...
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