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January 18, 2019

Government to spend Ks8.8 billion on staff housing in Mandalay

Housing for government services seen in Mandalay.  Photo: Min Htet Aung (Mandalay Sub-Printing House)
Housing for government services seen in Mandalay.  Photo: Min Htet Aung (Mandalay Sub-Printing House)

The Mandalay Region government will spend some Ks8.8 billion for the development of staff housing in 13 townships across the region in the 2018-2019 financial year, said U Thet Naing, director of the region Urban and Housing Development Department.
The staff housing project will be implemented in Mandalay, Madaya, Mogok, Singu, TadaU, Myittha, Singaing, Thazi, Mahlaing, Wundwin, Myingyan, Ngazun and Pyawbwe towns. It will provide 530 apartments for civil servants, and each apartment will be some 650 square feet. U Thet Naing said, “The region has a total of 56,162 civil servants.
However, the government is able to construct only 3,030 apartments for them in 28 townships, as of the 2018-2019 transitional fiscal year, in the 5:39 ratio. So, the department is arranging to build more apartments this FY.”
Plans are underway to develop staff housing with 248 apartments in eight townships in the region within the current six-month transitional FY. In addition to this, the government also has a plan to implement a new affordable residential housing plan in Mekingon, Botatkhon and Thanmataw in Patheingyi Township.
The Urban and Housing Development Department spent Ks10 billion on staff housing to build 500 apartments on 33.22 acres of land near Mekingon Village in Patheingyi Township since last FY.
The project is now nearing completion.


Min Htet Aung (Mandalay Sub-Printing House)


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