George Yeo tapped for massive new Yangon development

Mr Yeo (above) will lead the development of a Yangon city extension.
Mr Yeo (above) will lead the development of a Yangon city extension.PHOTO: FACEBOOK/GEORGE YEO

YANGON - Former Singapore foreign minister George Yeo has been tapped to help lead the development of a Yangon city extension billed to spur growth for Myanmar, just like what Shenzhen city did for China.

The massive industrialisation effort will cover an area over twice the size of Singapore, and lies west of the river by Myanmar's commercial capital. It will contain homes, factories, power plants and water treatment plants.

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