New tolls to be charged on Ayeyarwady, Chindwin rivers

Six new toll stations will open along the Ayeyarwady and Chindwin rivers on December 1, according to an official. In addition to collecting fees, the stations will be charged with ensuring boats are in good condition and are driving according to the law. Fees will be set at K200 for a vessel less than 39 […]

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. […]