Accelerating Myanmar’s Infrastructure Development for Sustainable Growth
Myanmar has extensive biodiversity and abundant natural resources. Approximately one-third of Myanmar’s 62 million population lives in townships and cities. Chronic underinvestment in urban infrastructure—including in housing, connectivity, electricity and water supply, healthcare, education and tourism infrastructure — has resulted in seriously deficient urban services throughout Myanmar. Large resettlement areas in Yangon and Mandalay have urban services that are well below acceptable levels, and the situation is worse in the poor regions and other states of the country.