The UN says that one in four people in Burma live in low-quality housing, exposing them to greater threats during natural disasters.
In Rangoon’s Hlaing Tharyar Township, slums for the poor sit uncomfortably next to new, gated communities for the wealthy.
Burma’s cities are attracting an increasing number of rural poor, but efforts to provide them with affordable housing are falling short.
The under-pressure developers of a controversial housing and commercial district in Rangoon say the government supports continuing the project.
Telenor posts record revenues; Carlsberg opens beer factory in Pegu; Burma poised to be leading rice exporter; and rents in Rangoon on the rise.
In business this week: Thai-Burma cooperation on Dawei, and an extension for YSX license applications.