Transforming Yangon

The Heart of Myanmar

Yangon’s strategic position as the country’s financial, commercial and logistic centre plays a leading role in attracting businesses and investments into Myanmar, and will continue to do so into the future. The Yangon Regional Government intends to continue to leverage on the city’s strengths, geographical advantage and youthful workforce to transform the Region into the economic heartland of Myanmar, and a crucial node in the Greater Mekong Region. The Government has set its sights on transforming Yangon City into a vibrant, safe, sustainable and smart city by 2030, while growing the economic footprint of the Yangon Region through a number of large scale, revolutionary infrastructure investments. 

Strategic Vision of Urban Development of Yangon Region

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Need: Expand current airport to meet air traffic demand; upgrade freight facilities


  • Yangon International Airport Expansion,
  • Hanthawaddy International Airport;
  • New Yangon City development in Kungyangon


Need: Capacity to process 4 million TEUs at Yangon Port by 2030


  • Thilawa Area Port Expansion;
  • Ngwe Pin Le Inland Water Transport Project; 
  • Kawhmu Multi-Purpose Port;
  • New Yangon City Phase Two Deep Sea Port (Elephant Point)

Industrial Zones

Need: Upgrade 29 existing zones; create 11 new zones in outer townships


  • Yangon Amata Smart and Eco City;
  • Korea-Myanmar Industrial Complex;
  • Ngwe Pin Le Integrated Logistics Zone and IWT project;
  • New Yangon City


Need: Provide stable electricity and energy supply to meet increasing demand

  • Opportunity:
  • Development of LNG power stations;
  • Improvement of Transmission/Distribution Lines and Substations


Need: Increase water supply; reduce non-revenue water rate; reduce flood risk


  • Greater Yangon Water Supply Improvement Project;
  • Water treatment plants and distribution facilities;
  • Improvement of drainage infrastructure

Key regulatory reforms, economic initiatives and infrastructure project announcements

Contact us

Ong Chao Choon

Managing Partner, PwC Myanmar

Tel: +65 6236 3018

Mark Rathbone

Asia Pacific Capital Projects & Infrastructure Leader, PwC Singapore

Tel: +65 9625 5206

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