Myanmar Construction Articles & Analysis

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Although Myanmar has been faced with internal conflict, a new long-term economic agenda, alongside rising oil and gas prices and considerable growth in some manufacturing segments, are set to encourage increased foreign direct investment inflows into the country.

How do you see the newly formed Infrastructure Asia dovetailing with transnational initiatives like the Belt and Road?

 

In 2008, for the first time in history, more than half of humanity was living in urban areas. Perhaps the most remarkable observation about this trend is the speed at which it has happened: as recently as 1900 urban areas accounted for 13% of the global population. Towns and cities are seen as the crucibles of opportunity for many rural...

 

How do you predict demand for the development of new industrial parks will evolve?

 

Hopes are high that a recent move to clarify regulations governing the sale and development of condominiums in Myanmar will boost their demand. The Condominium Rules, published by the Ministry of Construction (MoC) on December 15, 2017 ease restrictions on foreign ownership, clarify aspects of the law and provide greater safeguards for buyers...

 

With increasing demand for housing, public transport and utilities infrastructure, the Yangon authorities are making determined efforts to develop the city. The Yangon City Master Plan, an updated version of which was drawn up at the end of 2016, presents detailed proposals for the upgrade and expansion of the city’s capacity. These plans...