Local firm plans Daewoo bus factory in Yangon

Myanmar Coach Centre, the local distributor for Daewoo buses, plans to build a factory in Yangon that could start producing coaches and city buses by 2018, its managing director said. The company, which sells minibuses and coaches for tours, imported 15 Daewoo city buses earlier this year for Yangon’s Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) system, the […]

Upgrading the Rangoon Commute: Bus Rapid Transport

RANGOON – Two young women with metal milk cans run for the Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) after hurriedly arriving at downtown Rangoon’s Lanmadaw Township station; the BRT bus had arrived minutes earlier and was pulling away from the stop. The driver gestures for them to proceed, where he waits. At peak hour, commuting to and […]

Omni Focus to run BRT system in Yangon within three months

The Yangon region government is making another attempt to tackle the worsening traffic situation by contracting Omni Focus Co to run the Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) system on Yangon’s busy Waizayantar Road, where no bus line had operated previously, within three months, sources say. “We have permitted trial runs of the BRT system on Waizayantar […]

Local companies propose to run Yangon’s new bus system

Two local companies have submitted proposal to operate the forthcoming Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) system in Yangon, according to regional officials. Although the government planned to start the BRT system this year, the plans have been delayed due to the location of traffic lights and poor road conditions. “We have organised a technical aid team […]