Over One Third of Yangon Traffic Lights to be Upgraded

Tenders will be invited to upgrade Yangon’s old traffic lights as part of the process to solve the business capital’s worsening traffic congestion and to better enforce traffic rules, according to an official from the auto regulatory body Ma Hta Tha. Some traffic lights in use in Yangon operate on the urban electrical grid, and […]

Importers complain of car parts gone missing at Yangon ports

Importers are calling on customs officials to strictly supervise vehicles as they are brought into the country, ending the spare parts slippage. “I imported a car and the spare electronic keys disappeared,” said Mandalay car dealer Ko Ayay Kyo. The keys are expensive, costing K50,000 to replace. He said his experience is not unique, adding […]

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. […]

Traffic Police Superintendent Lt-Col Lin Htut: ‘Road users should obey the traffic rules’

Since Myanmar opened in 2011, a relaxation of vehicle import rules has resulted in an extra 300,000 vehicles on the country’s roads. The influx of cars and trucks, mainly second-hand vehicles from Japan, has created congestion on Yangon’s streets and challenges for traffic management. Mizzima Business Weekly’s Hans Hulst spoke to Police Lieutenant-Colonel Lin Htut, […]