Yangon tram to run next year

A tram will start operating in downtown yangon next year after a two-decade hiatus.

The authorities have run four successful tests on the tram since the plan to replace local trains with trams was approved last year December, according to Kyaw Soe Lwin, the manager of the Ministry of Rail Transportation.

The Japan International Cooperation Agency has provided technical aid for the project, which will cost over US$6 million.

The route spans more than six miles, connecting downtown from Pazundaung Township to the uptown area of Htawligwae.

Cables for the tram have yet to be assembled, and the route is expected to open in January.

The tram was in use during the colonial era and banned by the State Law and Order Restoration Council government in 1994.

Source: ELEVEN

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