Construction & Real Estate

Myanmar Construction & Real Estate

The construction industry is set to become a major growth driver of Myanmar’s economy, as investors look to capitalise on economic liberalisation and a major public infrastructure programme. Residential real estate, particularly affordable housing, will remain the chief engine of growth over the medium term, though a large infrastructure deficit and rising congestion in Yangon should see public works comprise a growing portion of activity. Although the outlook for the office and residential segments remains subdued as a result of rising new supply, the real estate sector is expected to maintain steady momentum in the coming years, on the back of further economic liberalisation and new opportunities in the retail, non-serviced apartment and affordable housing segments.

This chapter contains a viewpoint from U Win Khaing, Minister of Construction; and interviews with Wong Heang Fine, Group CEO, Surbana Jurong; and Omar Shahzad, Group CEO, Meinhardt Group.

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The Report

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Interviews & Viewpoints

Sketch of Omar Shahzad, Group CEO, Meinhardt Group
Omar Shahzad, Group CEO, Meinhardt Group, on how to attract investors to the country: Interview