Local airlines squeezed by expensive petrol and taxation

In Myanmar, there are 10 domestic airlines and 58 planes in total which are serving local and international passengers. Compared with the rest of ASEAN, flights are rather costly, according to local airlines and the Union of Myanmar Travel Association (UMTA). “During rainy season, only three out of 10 airlines can run. The main problem […]

Int’l tenders to be invited for rail upgrades

Subscribe to our tender alert mailing list Myanmar government plans to invite international tenders to bid for railway upgrade projects including the Yangon-Mandalay railway line, said a ministry official at the recent Myanmar Infrastructure Summit. “Foreign investments are required for our projects. In terms of international aid, JICA [Japan International Cooperation Agency] has contributed the […]

Air-Conditioned Train to Ride Myanmar’s Circle Line Soon

More than 50 years after launching its first train service, Burma’s state railway department will soon offer passengers the chance to ride a Japanese air-conditioned train on a popular but poorly maintained commuter route in Rangoon. The five-cabin train—a used model that was imported from Japan last year—will make its first trip on the Circle […]