High-rise round-up

The Myanmar Times - - Front Page -

We look at what hap­pened to a bold but dis­rup­tive re­view of Yan­gon’s high­rise build­ings by an ad­min­is­tra­tion promis­ing a new era of trans­parency.

May 14: YCDC an­nounces projects nine storeys and above with a per­mit in prin­ci­ple must stop for a re­view.

May 16: The re­gion gov­ern­ment de­cides to ex­tend the re­view to 64 build­ings with a per­mit and per­mis­sion to start build­ing.

May 20: The re­view be­gins by ex­am­in­ing plans for the 64 build­ings. May 23: Stop let­ters are sent out to de­vel­op­ers on 12 of those 64 build­ings. June 21: High-rise in­spec­tion teams be­gin vis­its to the 12 build­ings.

July 2: The Yan­gon Re­gion gov­ern­ment de­cides at a cab­i­net meet­ing not to con­duct on-site in­spec­tions of the other 52 build­ings.

July 13: The re­sults of the 12 on-site in­spec­tions are re­leased and de­vel­op­ers are in­structed to make se­vere changes.

July 22: YCDC an­nounces the re­view of the 64 build­ings has fin­ished, and makes public the de­ci­sions made at the July 2 cab­i­net meet­ing.

July 29: Yan­gon Mayor U Maung Maung Soe in­spects three of the 12 projects in­structed to make changes and re­scinds the or­ders.

Au­gust 21: YCDC an­nounces that the de­ci­sion to de­mand se­ri­ous changes on the 12 build­ings has been re­voked by Yan­gon Chief Min­is­ter U Phyo Min Thein

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