Concerted efforts are being made for a zoning plan in Yangon Region to go from draft to law, it is learnt from the City Planning and Land Administration Department under the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC).
The city plan was first drawn up in 2012 in coordination with the Department of Human Settlement and Housing Development under the Ministry of Construction, the Myanmar Construction Entrepreneurs Association (MCEA) and city planning experts to legislate proper use of land and limit high-rises, it is learnt.
High-rise buildings are to cover only 35 per cent of the town, as is written in the draft, in keeping with the directive of United Nations. The limits of construction in each town, green spaces such as parks and gardens and industrial zones are also delineated in the plan.
Any building construction in Yangon will have to be in compliance with the zoning law after it is approved by the Yangon Regional Hluttaw.