The Group is developing an industrial township occupying an area of approximately 1,900 acres (7.68km2) in Yeni, a city within the Bago region of Myanmar. Being 20 km away from Naypyidaw, the capital of Myanmar, and 348 km away from Yangon, the site is to be modelled as a sustainable ‘Work-Live-Play’ community fostering industrialization in the region as well as enlivening quality living spaces and lifestyle. Developments under planning encompass residential, retail space, serviced apartments, educational institutions and worker dormitories, centered on the industrial park as catalyst for development and growth.
The Township is planned to accommodate several focused clusters of light industries: textiles and garments, paper and pulp, printing and packaging and warehousing, with existing and future support infrastructure of rail and road connectivity, sub-station of national electricity grid, dormitory, natural gas sub-station (for power plant), water purification and sewage treatment plants; and social infrastructure including commercial, recreational, institutional and educational facilities as well as residential development.
Textiles & garments
Paper & pulp
Printing & packaging
The Township offers clear and distinct zoning between residential and industrial uses by the green belt and water bodies which function as a ‘natural break’ separating the industrial zone from the residential zone and a buffer between heavy and light land uses within the Township.
While the structure of the industrial zone is efficient and logical in terms of grid road network and rectangular parcellation, the residential component offers comfort and inspired layout that is supported with commercial and other amenities.
Besides, the natural green belt and water bodies can allow the potential for developing a proper 18-hole golf course and natural recreational green areas within the Township, which complete the idea of creating a comfortable new town in the region rather than just an industrial zone.
The Group has engaged Jurong Consultants, a world-renowed industrial park planner, to work on the master planning of the Township.
The industrial and logistics zones of the Township will provide business spaces for:
- Standard factory buildings; and
- Medium size plots that can be developed independently.
The industrial clusters to be developed in the industrial zone of the Township include activities that range from light to general manufacturing of sectors of:
In addition, a logistics or dry port area is conceptualized along the main National Highway 1 in order to leverage on the existing rail connection that runs directly from the port of Yangon.
Strong Connectivity with Existing Roads, Railway and Airport
In terms of road connectivity, the Township is just next to National Highway 1 which runs parallel to the east of the Township and connects the Township to Naypyidaw, Bago and ultimately to Yangon in the south. In future, the National Highway 1 will be expanded to form part of the Asia Highway 1, the super-highway cutting across East Asia. Besides, there is a strong connectivity via internal roads within the Township.
There is an existing dual-track railway running from Yangon in the south to the Township, and further northwards towards Naypyidaw and to Mandalay, which enables the Township to leverage on rail connectivity for transportation and movement of goods and people via rail in and out of site.
The nearest airport is the Naypyidaw International Airport, which is located at the north of the Township, approximately 15 minutes away by car. (http://www.nptia.com/)
Ample Labour Supply
The site is immediately next to an existing township where access to pools of manpower and resources can be tapped easily. Furthermore, the Township is located in the middle of the 3 townships of Lewe, Yedashe and Pyinmana, of which the aggregate population is estimated to be 600,000.
Existing Utilities, Infrastructures and Community Facilities
The Township is located close-by to the Sittaung River and next to an operational paper mill. Hence, there is already existing infrastructure in-place, including but not limited to the following:
- 2 water pumps to pump water from the Sittaung River
- water treatment facilities including a water filtration unit
- water storage facilities
- wastewater treatment facilities
- connectivity to the national electricity grid
- natural gas facility (for future power plant)
- fiber optic cables and telecommunication lines
Together with the presence of existing urban areas including a hospital and a school, it enables immediate occupancy for factories in the industrial park area.
The build-up of further advanced infrastructure will be done via a modular concept as the Township grows.