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Discovering Yangon

This is a selection of resources on Discovering Yangon available from the NLB catalogue or the Internet and is not meant to be an exhaustive list. If you know of or come across more useful resources, please drop us a note so we can share them with our readers.

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Doing business in Yangon 2018

Yangon is home to over seven million people and its youthful and educated population is expected to reach 10 million by 2030. It serves as the country’s financial centre and logistics hub. This guide gives readers an overview of the information that would be handy if they are going to do business and provide insights on opportunities in certain key sectors in Yangon.

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Invest Myanmar: Yangon

This website provides an overview of the Yangon region, home of the Thilawa Special Economic Zone. While Burmese is the primary language used, English is the main second language. The website also outlines the key cities, demographics and major industries found there.

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The new Yangon city project: An urban planner’s view

This article looks at the major issues confronting Yangon as it develops, such as the need for more land (Yangon is currently about 207 square kilometres) for present and future activities; rising land and accommodation costs; and the state of Yangon’s infrastructure.

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Myanmar’s Yangon International Airport reveals growth plans

Currently serving 31 airlines, Yangon International Airport is scheduled for upgrades so as to accommodate more international flights, despite experiencing its slowest growth rate in passenger traffic in five years.

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Yangon, Myanmar 2019

This video provides an overview of the city of Yangon, including its architecture, green spaces, accommodation and tourist spots.

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