Failing to learn lessons from existing projects, officials tout the benefits of BRI projects while ignoring locals’ fears of land-grabs, lost livelihoods and pollution.
The Myanmar government has announced plans to form a single ministry to handle economic programs as well as plans to support private sector growth.
The Yangon City Development Committee says a Singaporean luxury spa in Yangon’s Secretariat building has to be closed, as it has been operating without a license.
Myanmar has awarded the tender for a new power plant in Yangon to a Chinese state-owned company that was recently debarred by the World Bank for committing fraud.
Yangon is selling about 530 plots of land to boost business development and housing in the crowded city.
Around the world, local governments are pooling public and private resources to make cities more efficient, sustainable and livable.
Critics of Hong Kong govt’s East Lantau Metropolis megaproject say there are cheaper, greener ways to ease the city’s housing crisis than creating artificial islands.
Yangon’s planning bill for the next fiscal year prompts questions among some lawmakers about the details of the plans.
Building dykes to protect the flood-prone site of the mega-project will cost an estimated $100 million—and that doesn’t cover the inevitable impact on surrounding areas.
Foreign direct investment in the country has increased sharply this year, but concerns over infrastructure, unclear procedures and the Rakhine issue remain.
On the 2nd day of his visit, Korean President Moon Jae-in tells Yangon forum Seoul aims to be a key partner, oversees 5 MOU signings, including on New Dala City Project.
Yangon govt signs MOU with data analytics firm to conduct an initial analysis for the system, which is aimed at addressing city’s shortage of housing information.
The Chinese ambassador to Myanmar’s recent visit to Kyaukphyu missed a chance to meet with local stakeholders seeking safeguards for their future livelihoods.
Ten major projects currently planned with powerful neighboring countries promise to address Myanmar’s infrastructure needs, but have the social, environmental and other costs been
Italian-Thai Development-led group holds concession for $1-billion first phase; management committee vows to follow govt and int’l agencies’ environmental guidelines.