Burmese Chief Minister Phyo Min Thein has vowed to address urgently electricity shortages and squatting, the two main hurdles that the private sector says are holding back the city’s manufacturing potential. He noted that Yangon was home to a large number of squatters because it draws hundreds of thousands of migrant workers each year. Low-cost housing in the city cannot cope with the migration and some workers cannot afford the rents being charged. He said that some of these people were indeed workers at industrial zones.
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