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In rural Myanmar, rail lines founder while military spends

The pre-dawn air is crisp at Saikkhaung village, in Myanmar’s largely rural Shan State, as I board the 5 a.m. train for the three-hour journey to Taunggyi, the state capital. Women sit on the floor in the passenger coaches, stringing together sardine-sized fish to be sold in the daily market near Taunggyi railway station, alongside […]

Invitation for Bids, Myanma Railways, Yangon-Mandaly Improvement Project Phase 2 (Deadline: 26 June, 2019)

  Date: 29 March 2019 Loan Agreement No: MY-P26 dated 29th March, 2018 IFB No: IFB-MR/BD/2105 The Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar has received a loan from Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) towards the cost of the Yangon Mandalay Railway Improvement Project Phase II. The Bid is invited by Myanma Railways […]

Rail, bus travel around Yangon set for major upgrade

The Yangon Region Transport Authority (YRTA) will soon run a circular bus services from Aung Mingalar Highway bus terminal as the Yangon government quietly boosts its water, power, road and traffic infrastructure around the city. The agency said the move is aimed at further improving the connectivity within Yangon. The new circular buses will ply […]

New dry port expected to cut transport costs in Mandalay

The first dry port in Mandalay Region to transport goods by container has opened in Myitnge, Amarapura township, making the movement of products to and from the city easier and cheaper, according to Transport and Communications Minister U Thant Sin Maung. “We have been left behind for 30 years in carrying goods by containers. Only […]

Extension of Tender Closing Date, Myanma Railway, Closing Date 14.2.2019

Myanma Railways Extends the Tender Closing Date as follows: Sr No Tender No Description Initial Closing Date & Time Extension Closing Date & Time 1 12(T)7/MR (ML) Kyat/18-19 Procurement for Assembling and Manufacturing of (5) Nos of Microprocessor Controlled 1200 HP Complete Knocked-Down Diesel Electric Locomotives 22.1.2019 (14:30) Hr 14.2.2019 (14:30) Hr 2 12(T)8/MR (ML) […]

Invitation to Open Tender for supplies, Myanma Railway, Closing Date 19.2.2019

Open Tender is invited for supply of the following items in Euro: Sr No Tender No Description 1 15(T)4/MR (E) Euro/18-19 – Spare Parts for Track Maintenance Machine (3) Lots – Flash Butt Welding Machine (15) Items – Automatic Levelling, Lining and Tamping Machine (45) Items – Profile Ballast Regulating Machine (1) Item Closing Date […]

Yangon circular railway upgrade to be complete by end of 2019

The project to upgrade the Yangon circular railway is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2019, said U Tun Aung Thin, the general manager of the Myanma Railways(Lower Myanmar). He made the remark at a meeting about the project held yesterday at the MR (Lower Myanmar) office. Work on the project is slated […]

Invitation to Open Tender for Supply of Assorted Equipment, Myanma Railway, Closing Date 22 Jan 2019

Open Tenders are invited for supply of the following items in Kyat/Euro: Sr No Tender No Description 1. 12(T)7/MR(ML) Kyat/18-19 Procurement for Assembling and Manufacturing of (5) Nos of Microprocessor Controlled 1200 HP Complete Knocked Down Diesel Electric Locomotives 2 12(T)8/MR (ML) Euro/18-19 Procurement of 5 Sets of Diesel Engine & Main Alternator Sets with […]

Invitation To Open Tender, Ministry Of Transport And Communications Myanma Railways, Closing Date 27 December 2018

Open Tenders are invited for supply of the following items in Euro: Sr No. Tender No. Description 1. 12(T)4/MR(YUG) 18-19 Spare Parts for Locomotive (17) Items 2. 12(T)5/MR(RBE) 18-19 Spare Parts for RBE (256) Items 3. 12(T)6/MR(RBE) 18-19 Spare Parts for RBE (449) Items (Transmission Parts DW 10, CDW 14, CDW 15) Closing Date & […]

Myanmar’s first dry port opens for business

KM Terminal & Logistics Ltd (KM) and Resource Group (RG) officially opened two separate dry port projects in Ywar Thar Gyi, Yangon yesterday. A dry port is an inland intermodal terminal directly connected by road or rail. Freight trains will run from Ywar Thargyi to a second dry port in Myit Nge, Mandalay, which KM […]