MR nixed 36 routes in 4 years amid mounting losses

The Myanma Railways (MR) has cancelled 36 routes that have not been profitable for years, according to the Economic Department of the MR under the Ministry of Transport and Communications. Between the 2015-2016FY and the last mini-budget period, MR has stopped services on 36 routes, including railway mail service, passenger railway service, freight service, and […]

Japanese firm to build train station along Yangon Circular Railway

Japan’s Hello Communications has submitted a proposal to upgrade train stations along the Yangon Circular Railway to Myanma Railways, which operates the line, U Arkar Min Thu, general manager of the economic department under Myanma Railways, told The Myanmar Times on Tuesday. It is the first time Myanma Railways is receiving proposals from the private […]

MPT to sell 5m SIM cards till end of year

Myanmar Posts and Telecommunications (MPT) is planning to sell five million SIM cards across the country by the end of December in cooperation with Japan’s KDDI, sources from MPT’s economic department have said. MPT has sold Ks 1,500 SIM cards since the start of September. Saw Htoo Htar, from MPT’s economic department, said: “We need […]