Japan to grant US$40m to upgrade circular-train system

Japan will grant US$40 million to upgrade the Yangon’s circular-train system using the Control Centre System, according to the officials from the Ministry of Rail Transportation. The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), which conducted a feasibility study, recommended setting up a Control Centre System for the circular train. “An MOU has already been signed with […]

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 […]

Electricity Master Plan Hopes to Solve Myanmar’s Electricity Woes

Deputy Union Minister for Electric Power U Maw Tar Htwe said Myanmar plans to increase the country’s electricity reserves by 30 percent to combat nationwide power shortages. Myanmar’s annual electricity consumption rate is expected to increase 13 percent per year, currently totaling 4,362 megawatts (MW). The government’s Electricity Master Plan (EMP) aims to produce 23,594MW […]

MPT opens customer care centres in Mandalay

The government-owned Myanmar Posts and Telecommunications (MPT) will open a customer care centre in Mandalay as it begins to distribute thousands of new SIM cards in May. The customer care centre will aim to solve connection difficulties, internet issues and other problems according to the MPT’s Mandalay office. MPT is currently still the sole mobile […]