Congestion worsens on Hpakant-Mogaung road

Rains have damaged the Hpakant-Mogaung road and hundreds of cars are locked in a daily traffic jam, reports say. The heavy vehicles used in jade mining are the cause of the jam, residents say. “It takes the whole day to reach the other side. The heavy vehicles take up almost two-thirds of the road. The […]

Yangon invites tender for importing city buses

YANGON, July 14 (Xinhua) — The Yangon region government invited tenders for importing city buses for operating along main routes in Yangon as part of an upgraded public transport network, allowing any registered companies to submit tender by the end of this month, official media reported Tuesday. A public bus service company to run the […]

Thousands of buses sit idle as drivers flee traffic jams

Life on the buses is getting too hard, bus owners are warning. Drivers are leaving in droves, exhausted by the increasing congestion and aggression they experience, losing money because of reduced opportunities to pick up passengers, and aware of greener pastures elsewhere. All of this means more misery for the commuting public. Normally, drivers would […]

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 […]

Myanmar to improve public transport efficiency in Yangon

YANGON, Nov. 2 (Xinhua) — Myanmar’s Yangon municipal authorities have worked out plan to improve the city’s public transport efficiency in cooperation with a Japanese overseas aid agency by establishing a traffic control center, according to the Yangon City Development Committee Sunday. According to the plan, 50 computerized traffic signals are to be installed at […]

Who to blame when you are stuck in traffic jam or facing parking problems

YANGON- A total of 618,663 vehicles have been registered in Myanmar until September this year. Among them, more than 410,000 vehicles were registered in Yangon Region, according to the website of the Department of Road Transport Administration. What’s happened to Yangon with over 400,000 vehicles? Yangon has only over 410,000 vehicles. In spite of the […]