Myanmar Railways to call Tender for Car Parks

Myanmar Railways (Naypyitaw) said it will call for a tender to build multi-storey car parks and apartments on their acre of land behind Thamada cinema. Every interested person or company can submit a tender application starting from November, MR said in a statement. “We are doing this to reduce traffic congestion. York [Yaw Min Gyi] […]

Yangon needs planning laws, say activists

The Association of Myanmar Architects (AMA), Yangon Heritage Trust and partner organisations have sent a letter to President Thein Sein, calling for work to tackle the city’s traffic woes, floods, shortage of parking and population density. The letter says that Yangon sees unsystematic construction projects due to the lack of urban planning laws. The current […]

How can we solve Yangon’s traffic problems?

The chaotic traffic in Yangon appears to worsen every day while attempts to solve the problem remain stuck, placing commuters’ lives and livelihoods in increasingly greater jeopardy. Commuters are forced to waste valuable time in transit. The affects those working in the transportation sector worst of all. Bus line owners complain of the declining the […]

Open roads: fighting the city’s traffic woes

As head of the city’s traffic police force, Police Lieutenant Colonel Linn Htut has one of the most unenviable jobs in Yangon. His 1000-strong staff are responsible for keeping the roads safe – and moving – in spite of grinding traffic jams, out-of-control bus drivers and inexperienced drivers, all on a relatively small budget and […]