20,000 Yangon driving licences revoked

Yangon traffic police say officers at congested junctions are taking action against drivers using the wrong side of the road and have revoked more than 20,000 driving licences for violations. Major Myo Aung Myint said the public could inform on poor drivers, adding that violators could face up to one month in prison under the […]

Yangon Door2Door: Food Delivery Service with a Green Vision

RANGOON — Traffic has been a common complaint among Rangoon’s residents for some years now, but some creative entrepreneurs are taking a proactive approach to ease the urban curse. Shady Ramadan, who moved to Myanmar from his native Egypt in 2010, is one of them. Ramadan founded a delivery service called Yangon Door2Door, often just […]

Driving Test Cheaters to Face Penalty

People who cheat on driving licence tests will be punished with a penalty of up to a three month ban from taking the test, the Road Transport Administration Department said. The penalty scheme is aimed to decrease cheating on driving licence tests. Many people are trying to cheat on the tests without studying the traffic […]

Myanmar Railways to call Tender for Car Parks

Myanmar Railways (Naypyitaw) said it will call for a tender to build multi-storey car parks and apartments on their acre of land behind Thamada cinema. Every interested person or company can submit a tender application starting from November, MR said in a statement. “We are doing this to reduce traffic congestion. York [Yaw Min Gyi] […]

Over 35,000 Parking Space Recommendations Issued in Nine Months

In the last nine months, 35,282 parking space recommendations, which proves that a car importer has sufficient space to park the car, have been issued, according to the Ministry of Commerce. Under a new law, introduced in January this year, an individual importer or a company who apply for a car import licence need a […]

Myanmar’s emergency services in dire state

YANGON • With lights flashing and sirens blaring, volunteer ambulance driver Myint Hein weaves through traffic-choked Yangon, a lifeline in Myanmar where healthcare was crippled by decades of chronic underfunding during junta rule. Emergency services were one of the many casualties of meagre public spending, and the retired bus driver is helping to plug gaps […]

Bus Rapid Transit System Set for December Start

The first two lines of a bus rapid transit (BRT) system in Yangon may open as soon as December, according to an official associated with the matter. Bus stops have been built on Kabaraye Pagoda road and Pyay road to facilitate the public bus lines which will use the first BRT routes in Yangon. Bus […]

Change barrels into Yangon

Every day Mr “Cassim” Khin Maung sits on the tiny balcony of the crumbling house, observing the choked street below – and fretting that his two sons may lose their sidewalk stall selling customised rubber stamps. For this city, and for him, change is nothing new. Yet around the still fit and lean 86-year-old, Yangon […]

Embattled Motor Vehicle Law to Become Public in September

In order to inform the public about the draft Motor Vehicle Law, the Myanmar Motor Vehicle Producers and Distributors Association will publish a draft of the law by the end of September. Comments and suggestions from the public will be allowed to revise the draft law, Dr Soe Tun, chairman of the association, said. “The […]

Motorcycle taxi business prospering in Yangon suburbs

Braving both the police and the thieves, motorcycle taxi drivers are thriving in the suburbs around Yangon city. Officially banned from the city streets by local ordinance, which restricts motorcycle use to government staff only, motorcycles are emerging as one answer to semi-permanent traffic congestion and the rising popularity of the outer suburbs. While the […]