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                                           INFORMATION SHEET
		                          NO.A0238(l)	          8th December 1997
(1)		Hutment-to-Highrise Projects Must Suit Needs of Workers, Public
Privatization Must Ensure Continued Employment, Involve Allied Trades, Supply
Projects At Factory Prices

		Chairman of Privatization Commission and Chairman of Housing Project
Committee Secretary-1 of the State Peace and Development Council Lt-Gen Khin
Nyunt addressed the meeting jointly held by Privatization Commission and
Housing Project Committee at Department of Human Settlement and Housing
Development (Head Office) on 7 December. The Secretary-1 said the State Peace
and Development Council is building Yangon to help acquire the characteristics
of a city for raising social life of the people and development of the
country, adding construction projects, together with industrial zones and
housing projects that contribute toward economic development of the country
are being implemented with added momentum. He spoke of establishment of
satellite towns implementation of housing projects for industrial zones and
industries, advanced single unit houses, modern housing projects for foreign
businessmen, low-cost single unit houses for the public, hut-to-highrise
scheme and solving of difficulties in connection with construction materials. 

		The Secretary-1 said business related to construction groups should be
formed under Myanmar Construction Entrepreneurs Association and stressed the
need to implement low-cost housing project for the public and service
personnel as well as single unit modern housing. He said highrise business
buildings will be allowed in areas designated as quite residential places only
after scrutiny by authorities concerned for discriminate construction can
spoil peace and tranquillity of the area. 
(2)		Development Work of Dagon Myothit Seikkan Township 

		Dagon Myothit-Seikkan Township development project includes modern
industries, urban housing project, single unit, low-cost housing project,
pagoda, monastery, hospital, school, motion picture, music and the atrical
centres, sports ground and market. This project is being jointly undertaken by
Human Settlement and Housing Development Department, Olympic, Yuzana,
International General Services Company, Jarbu, Yamawady, Delta, Asia World,
Toasta and JV 5 construction groups.
(3)		Horticulture Show on 16-25 Dec

		The Horticulture Show will be held at Myepadetha Garden in Bahan Township
from 16-25 December. Altogether 79 kinds of vegetables, 94 kinds of fruits and
50 kinds of flowers will be on display.
(4)		Edible Oil Industrial Zone to Be Established at Thilawa Port Extension
Area in Kyauktan

		Myanmar Edible Oil Industrial Zone Development Co. Ltd, the joint venture of
Myanmar Industrial manufacturing Co Ltd and Myanmar Edible Oil Dealers
Association, has proposed to build a wharf at the 18th plot of Thilawa Port
extension area and establish an edible oil industrial zone on the 300 acres of
Phalam Kwin in Kyauktan Township, Yangon.