Nay Pyi Taw 11 June 2018,– Myanmar’s Union Construction Minister Mr. U Han Zaw opened a national workshop and consultation on the National Urban Policy (NUP) Framework for the country. The workshop validated the priority areas in the framework, i.e. municipal governance and finance, urban and regional legislation, land governance, housing and environmental and climate change issues.
Myanmar’s climate is projected to shift dramatically in the coming decades, having a lasting and significant impact on Myanmar’s ecosystems and, in turn, on human health, agriculture, food security, infrastructure, local livelihoods and the larger economy. The climate risk information in this report, developed in collaboration with the Department of Meteorology (DMH) and in consultation with other key stakeholders, can aid adaptation and resilience planning across many sectors.
Nay Pyi Taw, November 09, 2016—UN-Habitat has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Department of Rural Development (DRD) under the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation of the Government of Myanmar. It is envisioned that by the end of the new MoU in 2018, over 1.8 million people in 1,314 villages (25 townships) would have benefited from WASH, community infrastructure, electricity and housing projects.
Yangon 5 October 2016-- Myanmar celebrated this year’s World Habitat Day, with the government reaffirming its commitment to make affordable housing a priority. UN Habitat representatives joined members of communities from a slum area in Hlaing Tharyar Township in Yangon’s periphery, who had organised a World Habitat Day whose theme was ‘Housing at the Centre’ celebration to draw attention to their lives.
UN-Habitat supports city, regional and national authorities to improve and adopt policies, plans and designs for more compact, socially inclusive, better integrated and connected cities that foster sustainable urban development and are resilient to climate change. As Myanmar is pushing for a sustainable approach to urbanization, it increasingly needs planning capacity. This document is intended to support such development of technical planning expertise.