DHL aims to set Myanmar gold standard

DHL Supply Chain is aiming to be recognised as the best contract logistics provider in Myanmar within a short period, said Shisanupong Pitidhanyasawasdi, 36, country manager of DHL Supply Chain Myanmar. “The business objective in Myanmar is to establish our operation footprint within the market before expanding in the next three years. My short-term commitment […]

Google maps traffic congestion check available for Myanmar

Google Maps has added in traffic information functionality for Yangon and Mandalay where it would highlight and color code routes that were congested or otherwise. It uses a tri-color system, with red being used to mark highly jammed roads while yellow and green are for mild and low amount of traffic respectively. Many users have […]

Taxi service firms compete hard for Yangon’s customers

An aspect of Yangon’s modernisation is the entry and emergence of domestic and international transport operators, namely, Uber, Grab, Oway Ride and Hello Cab, to compete in the taxi service sector. Taxis are one of the commonly used modes of transport in the region, alongside commuter trains and public buses. But taxi service in the […]

Water Transport to Begin Operation in Early June

Water vehicles will start serving commuters in early June with ships and boats bought from Thailand and Australia, according to Daw Tint Tint Lwin, CEO of Tint Tint Myanmar. The Yangon regional government had promised to implement a water taxi system on the Hlaing River and Nga Moe Yeik Creek. Tint Tint Myanmar won the […]

YBS Reform in the Pipeline

​​ One month after the Yangon Bus System started, the Yangon chief minister warned bus owners and drivers that they must follow the instructions of the government. Those who violate the rules would be eased out, said U Phyo Min Thein on February 17. The YBS, a new public transport system, commenced on January 16 […]

Taxis to be reduced by half in Myanmar’s Yangon

Myanmar’s Yangon regional authorities are planning to reduce the number of taxis running in the city by half in an effort to ease the current heavy traffic jam, an official of the Yangon Region Transport Administration told Xinhua Tuesday. At present, there are over 66,000 taxis operating in the city. As part of its efforts […]

Yangon set to launch card payment system for public transport

For the convenience of nearly 3 million commuters who use public transport on a daily basis, an international payment system will be launched in Myanmar’s commercial hub in the last week of April, Yangon Region Chief Minister Phyo Min Thein said on Friday. “We will launch YPS [Yangon Payment System] by April. We will make […]

Taxi surveys to be compiled in the third week of December

A survey on taxis currently running in Yangon Region will be conducted starting from the third week of December, according to the Yangon Transport Authority. After turning in the survey to City Taxi, the vehicles will be handled by a company and a GPS system will be installed in the taxis so that they are […]

Taxi meter services gaining momentum among passengers looking for safer ride

After several failed attempts by the government over the years to formalise Yangon’s hectic taxi system, local firm Hello Cabs, which introduced a metered service and driver training nearly two years ago, says that business is catching on, with commuters today demanding higher standards from the city’s cabbies. Dagon Logistics launched the Hello Cabs service in December […]

Yangon Makes Moves on Taxi Meters

A trial to determine the viability of taxi meters will start in June in Yangon, performed by one independent company under the auspices of Yangon region’s Ministry of Transport. The Analytics Company, an IT firm based in Yangon, will implement systems designed to improve the fare collection and safety of Yangon taxis. The trial will […]