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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 […]

MAMDA Eyes to Organise Standalone Auto Traders

The Myanmar Automobile Manufacturers and Distributors Association (MAMDA) has opened a regional sub association for Yangon region in a bid to develop a more organised auto trading sector with the participation of the public. Although many people in Myanmar engage in auto dealing as middlemen, only a few are fully informed about the fast changing […]

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 […]

YCDC Opens Multi-Storey Car Parks

The Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) has opened two multi-storey car parks at the intersection of Yadanar road and Thu Mingalar road in South Okkalappa township in Yangon. Each parking building has four stories and is capable of holding 141 cars, according to one official of Engineering Department of YCDC. “The traffic is tight on […]

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 […]

BMW Adapts Parts for Myanmar Market

The sales for BMW cars have remained high despite the typical monsoon downturn in auto sales as the German automaker has specialised some of their products to fit the conditions in Myanmar. “Before, some components could not function properly in Myanmar’s climate and road conditions, as they could be easily damaged. Now, BMW has specially […]

Underglow Lights for Cars in Vogue in Yangon

Along with the growing popularity and prestige of automobile ownership, decorative items for cars are also becoming common in Yangon. Among many available items, the city’s car decoration enthusiasts are increasingly choosing underglow lights for cars, traders of car decoration items said. In the car industry, underglow or ground effects lighting refers to neon or […]

Home Made Vehicle Ploy Comes to an End

The Road Transport Administration Department (RTAD) said that there has been no instruction regarding the fate of locally assembled vehicles, as it awaits a government decision to restart issuing import permits in exchange for locally-assembled cars. Vehicles older than 20 years can be exchanged for permission to import a new car under a car exchange […]

Car-choked Yangon aims to ride the rails to transport revolution

YANGON (AFP) – Trains chug around Yangon’s circular railway at a stately pace barely faster than a brisk walk, but this creaking relic of colonial times is at the heart of plans for a public transport revolution in the traffic-choked metropolis. Rush hour spills a throng of passengers towards Kyi Kyi Win’s cigarette stand at […]

No employees, no office, and a handful of cash: how a Burmese entrepreneur’s dream came true

For a country where living standards scrape the bottom of the barrel, it’s hard to imagine that car prices in Myanmar were sky high a decade ago. Thanks to import restrictions imposed by the previous military regime in the early 2000s, a second-hand Toyota van used to cost about K100 million (US$97,000) in Myanmar. According […]