George Yeo tapped for massive Yangon development

MR GEORGE YEO
MR GEORGE YEO

Industrialisation effort will cover an area over twice S'pore's size

Singapore's former 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, lying west of the river by Myanmar's commercial capital. It will contain homes, factories, power plants and water treatment plants.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 05, 2018, with the headline 'George Yeo tapped for massive Yangon development'. Print Edition | Subscribe