BRT Lite Share Sales Re-start

Yangon Public Bus Company – operator of the new Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Lite bus routes – has started a second round of shares sales, while the government has extended the application deadline for firms interested in rolling out the BRT system city-wide. The government set up Yangon Public Bus Company last year, using a […]

Govt plans 700-acre economic zone in northern Yangon

The construction ministry is planning to build an economic zone on 700 acres in Yangon’s Mingalardon township including residential and commercial buildings, an official has told The Myanmar Times. The land between Yangon-Pyay Road and No.3 Yangon-Mandalay Highway was transferred to the ministry’s Department of Urban and Housing Development in January this year for development, but […]

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 […]

Malaysian firm cancels Yangon office tower

A Malaysian company has cancelled plans to build a 32-storey office tower in Yangon with a local partner after the two sides failed to agree on the terms of the joint venture. Bursa Malaysia-listed Naim Indah Corporation filed a note to the exchange on June 6 to say that its subsidiary, Naim Indah City Development, […]

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 […]

Surbana Jurong goes underground to expand Myanmar business

Surbana Jurong has added Yangon’s first underground pedestrian walkway, an airport and a special economic zone to its list of Myanmar projects, the Singaporean infrastructure consultancy announced this week. Shwe Taung Development awarded Surbana Jurong the contract for the 30-metre underpass last week. The country’s first underground walkway will be located on Pyay Road and […]

Health professionals protest lease of public land for private hospital

Staff of the Ministry of Health, including professors and ‘black ribbon’ doctors have signed a petition calling for a complete halt to the long-term lease of a large plot owned by the ministry in front of the University of Nursing at the corner of Bogyoke Aung San and Pyay roads in downtown Yangon for a […]

Long-awaited Yangon BRT system opens

Dr Maung Aung, chairperson of the Yangon Bus Line Public Company, said: “Currently, we cannot focus on huge profits. For the sustainable development of the BRT system, we have to run it as a public company. We worry that it would collapse in a short period of time, like the road transport department, if the […]

Myanmar company with 2 prime properties along Pyay Road looking for JV partner

Our client is a Myanmar company that own prime land along Pyay Road – the main arterial road from Yangon City to the airport where high-end residences, shopping malls and restaurants are located. The 2 prime properties are located at No 124 and No 125 Pyay Road respectively. No 124 Pyay Road (at 8 Miles) […]

Zaykabar launches Pyay Garden Office Tower for rent

An office tower built by Zaykabar Group on Pyay Road has opened for business. The company started to develop the site of the project in 2000, building a residential tower, which has not yet opened. Construction of Pyay Garden Office Tower began in 2013. “We built this tower based on our own experience and office […]