YANGON, July 11 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar will further expand its largest city Yangon to accommodate 1 to 2 million more people with the help and aid from international organizations, official media reported Tuesday.
With the help of World Bank, International Monetary Fund (IMF), International Finance Corporation (IFC) and foreign loans, the new city project will be implemented in eastern part of Yangon, including the areas of Twantay, Kyimyindine and Seikkyi Kanaungto, the report said.
The new project, which will take up about 12,150 hectares of land, is expected to change Yangon into a mega city with a population of about 10 million in the next 10 years.
Yangon's population density grew from 310 people per square km in 1973 to 716 people per square km in 2014. It now has a population of about 4.5 million.