Yangon Aerodrome to Overhaul Mingalardon

Yangon Aerodrome, a locally-owned company, has won the tender to upgrade Yangon’s Mingalardon International Airport. The company competed against six other companies to win the tender to upgrade the airport, after the Department of Civil Aviation invited bids from the private sector between October and December. They plan to complete the upgrades within four years, […]

Myanmar Government Dreams of Electric Trains

Although the government has previously expressed intentions to introduce electric trains, the high cost renders the project impossible for the time being, according to an official from Myanmar Railways. “We regard operating a short-distance train along the strand road in downtown a priority over the electric train project. Getting sufficient electricity and meeting the financial […]

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. […]

Ministry of Construction to invite open tender for upgrade of Yangon-Mandalay Expressway; January 31, 2015

Subscribe to our Tender Alert. We send out email alert on Tender and EOI as it happens. Ministry of Construction Public Works (Invitation of Proposal for Yangon-Mandalay Expressway under BOT Scheme) 1. Proposal for operating and upgrading the relevant sections of Yangon-Mandalay Expressway (366 miles 3 furlongs long) to the international and local Companies either […]

DCA: 1 Year Minimum Until Call for Domestic Airport Upgrade

YANGON — A government call for the upgrading and privatization of 30 domestic airports in Myanmar has been postponed until late next year at the earliest, due to ongoing efforts to transfer three international airports to private hands, according to Win Swe Tun, the director general of the Department of Civil Aviation (DCA). The DCA […]

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 […]

General Electric to Upgrade Yangon Power Plants

YANGON — American multinational General Electric will soon begin upgrading Yangon’s industrial gas turbines, a spokesperson said on Wednesday, after finalizing an agreement with the government. GE Chief Country Representative Zaw Win told The Irrawaddy that the company has signed a memorandum of understanding with state-owned Myanmar Electric Power Enterprise (MEPE) and will work out […]

GE bid to repower Myanmar gas turbines

General Electric and Myanma Electric Power Enterprise or MEPE have agreed to work together to repower and upgrade existing gas turbines in Myanmar, according to a press release issued by GE on November 13. Following a proposal made during General Electric Chairman and CEO, Jeffrey Immelt’s recent visit to Myanmar, this new initiative will result […]

DCA to Spend $1m to Upgrade Seven Airports

The authorities will spend more than K1 billion ($1 million) to repair seven domestic airports in Myanmar in the current 2014-15 fiscal year, a Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) official said. Since the process for improving 30 domestic airports began, 48 local and foreign companies have bid to handle the operations, she said on condition […]

Japan to Help Upgrade Inland Water Transport System in Myanmar

Japan will help upgrade inland water transport system in Myanmar for national transport sector development. Japan is expected to provide technology and assistance for the implementation of the master plan which has been drafting, said Myanmar deputy Minister for Transport U Han Sein at the coordination meeting of transport deputy ministers from both sides held […]