Yangon bus committee plans PPP transformation to operate new lines

The Yangon Region Bus Control Committee is forming a public-private partnership (PPP) company and has applied to be one of several such firms that will run bus lines as part of an overhaul of the city’s public transportation system, committee chair U Min Zaw told The Myanmar Times. He said the new company will be called […]

Govt to offer financial support for Yangon PPP bus lines

Yangon Region government aims to overhaul the city’s chaotic bus lines by allowing companies to form public private partnerships. These new joint ventures will also be allowed to open petrol stations to help them stay profitable, Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein (NLD) said. The government set up the city’s first public-private joint venture last year to […]

New joint venture to bring order to Yangon bus chaos

The Yangon Region government is forming a new public-private partnership (PPP) company, as part of a city-wide reform of the chaotic public transport system. Bus line owners are eagerly awaiting the overhaul, but want the authorities to provide infrastructure and financial aid to help them manage the shift. The government set up a public-private sector […]

Five firms selected for bus import plan

Authorities hope the BRT lite plan will bring order out of the near-chaos of Yangon’s multiple privately owned buses in competition with each other. Plans call for a November launch for system. Six companies had originally signalled interest in supplying buses, though five were ultimately chosen, of which four are also investors in the system. […]

Six companies enter competition to import new Yangon buses

Six companies have applied for a tender to import buses for a new Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system in Yangon. The tender was open to local and international companies, which proposed importing buses from China and Korea as well as from Swedish group Scania. The buses will be used for a new “BRT Lite” system, […]

Government seeks private funding for BRT system

A public transport scheme that would provide an express bus service along 150 kilometres of Yangon’s main roads could be available within three months, transport chiefs hope. Known as “BRT lite”, the scheme is based on a plan drawn up in 2013 by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) for a Bus Rapid Transit system […]