BD to build 23km road inside Myanmar to connect with China

Bangladesh will build a 23-kilometre road from Gundam in Myanmar towards Kunming to connect with China to establish cross-border transport link among the three countries, Finance Minister AMA Muhith said Tuesday. “We will build 23-km road out of 170 kms which reaches from Gundam to Kunming as part of regional connectivity initiatives,” he told newsmen […]

Gov’t Must “Exert Effort” to Fix Yangon Transport: JICA Advisor

Yangon’s population is expected to nearly double in the next 20 years, and with people come increased transportation pressures on a city already straining under the weight of its 5 million inhabitants. The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has been pushing for greater infrastructure development in order to pull the core of the city away […]

Commercial vehicles to use to Yangon-Mandalay highway

Commercial that need to reach their destination by a particular time will be considered for access to the Yangon-Mandalay highway, according an announcement of the Public Works and Construction Ministry on Monday. Previously, only private cars and passenger buses were permitted on the highway, according to the announcement. Vehicles loaded with perishable goods, such as […]

Govt Calls for Foreign Investment in ‘Death Highway’ Upgrade

YANGON — The Ministry of Construction has unveiled plans to seek domestic and foreign investment for an upgrade of the Yangon-Mandalay highway, a stretch of road known locally as the ‘Death Highway’ for its high incidence of traffic accidents and fatalities. On Sunday, the ministry called for expressions of interest to be submitted by Jan. […]

Ministry of Construction to invite open tender for Regional Development projects; Closing Date: January 22nd, 2015

Subscribe to our Tender Alert. We send out email alert on Tender and EOI as it happens. Ministry of Construction Public Works (Invitation For Open Tender) 1. Open tender applying prequalification method is invited by Public Works, Ministry of Construction, Nay Pyi Taw, the Republic of the Union of Myanmar for upgrading projects with the […]

Yangon’s Hero, Wielding Power of Stop and Go

YANGON, Myanmar — For 12 hours nearly every day, Sgt. Khin Myint Maung stands in one of the most chaotic intersections in this chronically gridlocked city, untangling traffic snarls with patience and unflagging good humor. It is not the most likely résumé for a recipient of a hero of the year award from a leading […]

Ministry Of Construction to invite Bids for Maubin Pyapon Road Rehabilitation Project; Closing Date: November 17, 2014

Subscribe to our Tender Alert. We send out email alert on Tender and EOI as it happens. THE REPUBLIC OF THE UNION OF MYANMAR MINISTRY OF CONSTRUCTION Invitation for Bids Date 15 September 2014 Loan No. and Title MYA – Maubin Pyapon Road Rehabilitation Project Contract No. and Title ICB 1 –MP: Maubin Pyapon Road […]

Myanmar to build two dry ports

YANGO — Myanmar has invited local and foreign investors to build the country’s first two dry ports to facilitate shipment of cargo inland, state media reported Sunday. The state-run Myanmar Railways announced plans to develop the projects in the largest city of Yangon, and in the central region of Mandalay, the New Light of Myanmar […]

Manufacturing could start in Myanmar’s Thilawa zone in mid-2015

Feb 21 (Reuters) – About 40 foreign manufacturers are interested in setting up in the Thilawa economic zone being developed with Japanese help outside Myanmar’s main city, Yangon, and commercial operations could start in mid-2015, a Myanmar official said. Myanmar has opened up since a quasi-civilian government took office in 2011 after decades of military […]