Tender planned for $2b Yangon-Mandalay railway upgrade

A Tender for private companies to work on a US$2.2 billion upgrade of the railway linking Myanmar’s two largest cities will be called at the end of this year, an official said yesterday. Work on the Yangon-Mandalay railway, led by the Japan International Cooperation Agency, is scheduled to start next year and should be complete […]

A special zone on Myanmar’s border

DAWEI (Myanmar) • It has been eight long years since engineer Suphap Satthathum first set foot in the tropical scrub jungle by the immense curve of beach near the port town of Dawei, in Myanmar’s southernmost Tanintharyi state that borders Thailand. But today, as he strides on the jetty his construction company has built, he […]

KOICA signs for Dala and Bago master plans

Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) has signed with the Ministry of Construction for several ambitious projects – including master plans for the north and south of Yangon and designing a national road network. The South Korean government’s grant aid arm recently signed with the minister to prepare two regional development plans, said chief Myanmar representative […]

Thai PM seeks Japanese role in Baht 2 trillion transportation project between India, Myanmar & Thailand

Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has invited Japan Inc to take part in Thailand’s Bt2-trillion transportation development project. She also proposed to Myanmar to jointly develop a “trilateral highway”, creating land bridges between India, Myanmar and Thailand. She discussed these issues during bilateral talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Myanmar President Thein Sein […]