Shortlisted companies for Yangon railway project announced

Myanma Railways yesterday announced the shortlisted companies for the Yangon railway multi-purpose development project, according to state-owned media. Myanma Railways, under the Ministry of Rail Transportation, invited bids for a mixed-use development project on 63.622 acres of land. Among the 15 shortlisted contenders are companies from the US, Italy, France and the UK. A total […]

Overwhelming interest for Yangon Railway Station plot

Yangon – More than 70 local and foreign companies have submitted their expression of interests to develop the land plot surrounding the Yangon Central Railway Station, according to Myanmar Railways. An anonymous source from the tender scrutinising committee said that their bids would be shortlist and the result would be announced in the second week […]

Kerry Logistics kicks off Myanmar’s dry port plan

Hong Kong-based company Kerry Logistics has won a concession to operate two inland ports in Myanmar, part of the government’s plan to construct a network of dry ports across the country under a United Nations initiative. Myanmar’s sea ports are receiving an administrative overhaul with the help of Japan’s Hitachi.StaffMyanmar’s sea ports are receiving an […]

Government backtracks on vehicle import policies

Bowing under pressure from dealers and sellers, the government has relaxed its new vehicle import policies for the coming year. The changes will come as a relief to importers, who had deemed policies announced in mid-December too strict, and had asked President U Thein Sein to consider an amendment. The unpopular regulations announced in December […]

Yangon tram to run next year

A tram will start operating in downtown yangon next year after a two-decade hiatus. The authorities have run four successful tests on the tram since the plan to replace local trains with trams was approved last year December, according to Kyaw Soe Lwin, the manager of the Ministry of Rail Transportation. The Japan International Cooperation […]

Yangon to make way for express bus system

The Yangon Bus Line Public Company has received permission to use the right lane of roads for its buses and will lower its fares, said Dr Maung Aung, chairman of the company’s launch committee. As part of Yangon’s Express Bus Line Project, 65 new buses will be added to the company’s fleet. Once on the […]

Rail ministry to repeat aborted tender

The Ministry of Rail Transportation has cancelled a tender to redevelop the area surrounding the Yangon Central Railway Station, with plans to launch another in the future, according to a statement posted on the Ministry of Information’s web portal late last week. The Yangon Central Railway Station project was to be built on 63 acres […]

Myanma railways to invite open tender for Supply/Transportation in Yen; Closing Date: June 29th, 2015

1. Open Tenders are invited for Supply/Transportation of the following Tenders in Japanese Yen (JP¥): Sr No Tender No Description 1 12(T)12/MR(ML) 2015-2016 Transportation of DMU (9)Nos of JR East Railway Company From Japan to Yangon (Myanmar) 2 12(T)13/MR(ML) 2015-2016 Supply of DMU (18)Nos of JR Central Railway Company (Japan) 2. Closing Date & Time […]

Yangon at a standstill: Traffic congestion is choking Burma’s former capital

“In 2012, it used to take 30 minutes to go from the airport to China Town [in the city center], now it takes one hour, sometimes one hour and a half,” says Tin Hla, a taxi driver working in Yangon, Burma’s former capital. As he stands next to its car trying to grab the attention […]

Myanma Railways to invite EOI for Comprehensive Commercial Development for Kyimyindine Railway Station Complex; Closing Date: August 5th, 2015

THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE UNION OF MYANMAR MINISTRY OF RAIL TRANSPORTATION MYANMA RAILWAYS COMPREHENSIVE DEVELOPMENT FOR KYIMYINDINE RAILWAY STATION COMPLEX INVITATION TO SUBMIT EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FROM DEVELOPERS   Subscribe to our Tender Alert. We send out email alert on Tender and EOI as it happens.   1. In line with the […]