Yangon-Dala Bridge Construction Stalled

YANGON — The Myanmar Port Authority under the Ministry of Transport and Communications has denied reports that it objected to the construction of a bridge across the Yangon River linking Yangon and Dala. Managing director U Ni Aung of the Myanmar Port Authority (MPA) during a press conference on Monday denied reports that the Korea-Myanmar […]

Yangon threatens unregistered fibre optic firms with legal action

The Yangon government will take action against unregistered telecommunications companies providing services such as installation of fibre optic cables for commercial and residential customers, a regional minister said. Daw Nilar Kyaw, Yangon Region minister for Electricity, Industry, and Roads and Communications, told the regional parliament on Wednesday that next month, her office will join up […]

Ministry of Transport and Communications, Myanma Railways, Extension of Tender Closing Date: 10 July 2018.

Myanma Railways Extends the Tender Closing Date as follws: Sr No Tender No Description Initial Closing Date & Time Extension Closing Date & Time 1 16/MR/India (E)2017-2018 Track Recording Car EM 80 and Small Track Maintenance Machineries 22.5.2018 (14:30) Hr 10.7.2018 (14:30)Hr Managing Director, Myanma Railways Ministry of Transport and Communications, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar […]

India funds flood, earthquake warning systems in Myanmar

India has launched a flood and earthquake early warning systems in Myanmar aimed at helping the country mitigate the effects of natural calamities that affect millions of people every year. Vikram Misri, India’s ambassador to Myanmar, inaugurated on Friday the New Delhi-financed project to develop the Long-Lead Flood Early Warning System and Earthquake Monitoring System […]

Government to collect tax to fund telecoms in rural areas

Funds will be collected from a tax on telecoms operators starting in June to extend the telecommunications network to remote areas of the country that do not yet have access, said an official of the Ministry of Transport and Communications. The Telecommunications Law, section 54 states that the ministry can establish and supervise a Universal […]

Interview with Myanmar’s transport and infrastructure chief

Picture a busy intersection in a Southeast Asian city, and you’ll find yourself surrounded by motorbikes revving and swerving through the traffic. Not in Yangon, though. Myanmar’s largest city banned motorbikes in 2003, making it fertile ground for building affordable and reliable public transport. For the first time in its modern history, the country is […]

Myanma Railways: Invitation to bid to supply Passenger Coaches. Submission Date: 5 June 2018.

Tender No: 1/MR (MC)/EDCF (MYA-9)/2018-19 Date: 20th April, 2018 Invitation for Bids (IFB) 1.Myanma Railways invites sealed bids from eligible bidders for Procurement of 100 Nos. Passenger Coaches. Only Korea Companies can be participated under EDCF Loan Agreement No.MYA-9 by Export-Import Bank of Korea. 2.Bidding will be conducted through Competitive Bidding (CB) procedures specified in […]

Myanma Railways: Extension of Tender Closing Date to 22 May 2018

Myanma Railways Extends the Tender Closing Date as follows: Sr No Tender No Description Initial Closing Date & Time Extension Closing Date & Times 1 16/MR/INDIA (E) 2017-2018 Track Recording Car EM 80 and Small Track Maintenance Machineries 22.3.2018 (14:30) Hr 22.5.2018 (14:30) Hr Managing Director, Myanma Railways Ministry of Transport and Communications, Nay Pyi […]

Myanma railways, Announcement of Preferred Bidder for Yangon Central Railways Station Area Comprehensive Development Project,

1. Myanma Railways, Ministry of Transport and Communications has requested submission of Expression of Interest – EOI from (6.8.2015) to (6.1.2016) and subsequently Request for Proposal – RFP from (6.3.2016) to (18.9.2016), from reputable local, international and joint venture developers to undertake Planning/Design, Build, Finance, Operate including improvement and Transfer (DBFOT) for Yangon Central Railways […]

Yangon developer looks to cash in on loop line improvements

YANGON — The Japanese trains trundling along the line that loops around Myanmar’s commercial capital, Yangon, are a throwback to an earlier era and a far cry from the modern carriages that whiz through Tokyo. But improvements to the Yangon Circular Railway are likely to speed things up a bit, starting this year, and they […]