Successful Bidder for Rangoon Traffic Project Still Unknown

RANGOON — While an evaluation committee has finished its selection process, it has yet to announce the successful tender to lead a traffic control project in Rangoon, said Thein Aung, director of engineering company VANGUARD, at a press conference on Tuesday. The government put out a call for bidders to lead a traffic control project […]

No green light for Yangon New City Project

Yangon Region Minister for Forestry and Energy Kyaw Soe yesterday denied a rumour that the regional government granted a permit for the Yangon New City Project to Myanmar Saytanar Myothit Public Company. “We have not given the green light to any company. It is under scrutiny. The rumour is untrue,” he said. Many areas in […]

Yangon gridlock

Than Htwe lives in Hlaing Tharyar, a sprawling township 20 kilometers west of central Rangoon, but his job is downtown. Every morning he wakes up in the early hours, quickly downs a cup of tea and rushes to the bus stop at 6:30 so he can get to his workplace by 9 o’clock. He meets […]

Investors Needed to Link New Hanthawaddy Airport to Yangon

Financial backing from the private sector is needed to link Burma’s proposed new international airport at Hanthawaddy with Rangoon, the country’ biggest city, government officials said. “We propose a highway and a high-speed train to Yangon,” Kyaw Soe, an official at the Department of Civil Aviation, told The Irrawaddy. Unable to put a number on […]