Yangon bus bosses fear slow reform

Moves to reduce the number of bus routes in Yangon will take time, according to Ba Myint, secretary of the regional bus control committee, on July 6. There are 4,500 or 4,800 buses in Yangon. There was no research about the number of buses which were surplus or not needed, he said. “We met Dr […]

Axe Yangon bus routes: transport boss

Yangon has too many bus routes and the network must be reformed, according to Hla Aung, chairman of All Bus Lines Control Committee, on June 8. Around 357 bus lines are currently running in the city and Phyo Min Thein, Yangon region chief minister, said on May 22 that he wanted the number reduced. Hla Aung said good management was […]

Rangoon Govt Invites Private Investment in Public Bus Company

RANGOON — The Rangoon Division government on Monday launched an initiative to set up a US$25 million public bus service company that would improve major bus lines in Rangoon, Burma’s biggest city. On Tuesday, an official said they had already received pledges for more than half of $15 million in private funding shares required for […]