Tender planned for $2b Yangon-Mandalay railway upgrade

A Tender for private companies to work on a US$2.2 billion upgrade of the railway linking Myanmar’s two largest cities will be called at the end of this year, an official said yesterday. Work on the Yangon-Mandalay railway, led by the Japan International Cooperation Agency, is scheduled to start next year and should be complete […]

Myanma Railways to put Yangon-Mandalay rail upgrade out to tender

THE Ministry of Transport and Communication plans will put a US$2.2 billion Yangon-Mandalay railroad upgrade project out to tender, said an official from Myanma Railways at a workshop on reforming and modernizing the public transport sector in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday. The upgrade of the Yangon- Mandalay railway line will be put out to tender […]

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] […]

Regulations and Price Reduced for Yangon City Taxis

The regulations and price for the registration of City Taxies have been reduced, according to an official from auto regulatory body Ma Hta Tha. U Hla Aung, chairman of Ma Hta Tha, said that registration and renewal fees cost K3,000 for registration and an additional charge K11,500 for taking photos and adhering stickers previously, but […]

Congestion tax proposal divides Yangon residents

A proposal to levy a “congestion tax” on cars entering downtown Yangon has prompted a fierce response from motorists, who say it will do little to reduce traffic and may even create more jams. The debate was prompted by U Ba Myint, from the Yangon Supervisory Committee for Motor Vehicles, which is better known by […]