Water Bus to launch on 7 October 2017

a href=”https://youtu.be/pCvYiQYDHcE” target=”_blank”> AFTER a four-month delay, the new water taxi system is going to officially run on October 7, said Ko Tun Naing Lin, a spokesperson of Tint Tint Myanmar Company. The press conference for the water taxi was held in last May with hopes for the route to start in early June. But […]

Two catamarans from Australia arrive for Yangon Water Bus service

The vessels arrived Tuesday at Yangon’s Nanthidar Jetty for government inspection, according to the official Facebook page of Yangon Water Bus service which is owned and operated by the Tint Tint Myanmar Company. The K37 billion Yangon Water Bus project will run along the Yangon River, the Hlaing River, the Nga Moe Yeik creek and […]

World Bank pumps in $100m to halt floods in Yangon

Yangon Region Minister U Phyo Min Thein said a study on how to address the floods in Yangon is ongoing, partly using the $100 million aid. Currently, drains in the Yangon City are becoming narrow and low amid increasing population and increasing rainfall, he said in a recent meeting with the vice president and the […]

No green light yet for Yangon’s water bus operations

The water bus system was to service the routes along the Hlaing River, the Nga Moe Yeik Creek and the river near Thanlyin Township, according Ko Tun Nai Lin of the Tint Tint Myanmar company which won the tender to operate the system. “At present, we already constructed the jetties. But we are waiting for […]

Transport Experts Encourage Myanmar to Adopt PPP model

AS Myanmar and its cities are developing the transport infrastructure, experts have advocated the adoption of the public-private partnership (PPP) model to speed up the development, according to a transport conference last week. International law firm Baker McKenzie, in collaboration with the British Chamber of Commerce Myanmar, hosted the conference “Myanmar: Moving Ahead Perspectives on Developing Transportation Infrastructure” […]

Confusion Over Water Transport Service Implementation Arises

The government has chosen the company which will operate the water bus service on the Hlaing River and Nga Moe Yeik Creek, said Daw Nilar Kyaw, regional minister of electricity, industry and transportation, on May 22 at a regional parliamentary session. The company Tint Tint Myanmar won the tender over its competitor, Daw Nilar Kyaw […]

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 […]

Mooted Yangon Expansion Plans Revived

​​ Yangon Region Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein said that the regional government will launch the Yangon New City project in Kyeemyindaing township, but firms involved in the Yangon Southwest New City were not informed about the new plan. A similar plan was initiated by the former regional government under U Myint Swe in […]

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 […]

Yangon Expecting Water Taxi Service

​​ Authorities will select private companies for running a water taxi service in Yangon’s waterways in coming week, says Secretary Dr Maung Aung for the Yangon Region Transport Authority. “We have already invited tenders for the water taxi service, and two companies submitted their tenders. Both of them may be selected as there are two […]