Outdated buses in Myanmar’s largest city will be replaced with new foreign city buses, according to reports from Yangon’s regional government.
Private motor companies have been granted licences to import foreign city buses with their own funding. Yangon’s regional authorities are making it a priority to issue import licenses and permits to run the new passenger vehicles.
“Some passenger cars are very outdated. So we are going to replace those outdated cars with foreign city buses and have allowed permission to import city buses under their plan. Thats why we are now issuing out import permits,” said an official from Yangon Region Government.
If the private companies have already imported city buses, the government committee will grant permission to operate the new vehicles. Moreover, the government will hold discussions with the Ministry of Energy to issue compressed natural gas for city buses.
Officials also said that the old passenger vehicles are not convenient because they run on oil and diesel. There are over 6,000 passenger vehicles running in Yangon and most of cause frequent accidents due to poor maintenance.
Source: Eleven Media