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Myanmar and China sign MoU on Muse-Mandalay railway project

Muse-Lashio-Mandalay Railway Project is a major exit of China and it is also the project linking with Myanmar. Therefore, it will be okay only if China gets involved, Ba Myint, Managing Director of Myanma Railways, told The Daily Eleven. Muse-Lashio-Mandalay is the second longest railroad section after Yangon-Mandalay in Myanmar. The new railroad of Muse-Lashio-Mandalay […]

Picking up speed on Yangon’s Circular Railway

A RIDE on Yangon’s Circular Railway offers a fascinating if bumpy tour around the commercial capital in the company of passengers from all walks of life, including commuters, vendors and beggars. The 46-kilometre line, with 38 stops, also provides a glimpse of the daily lives of the city’s residents during a round-trip that passes through […]

Expression of Interest – Project Assurance Services For Landmark Project And International Hotel Project, Deadline: 28th October, 2019

THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE UNION OF MYANMAR MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS MYANMA RAILWAYS INVITATION TO SUBMIT EXPRESSION OF INTEREST TO PROVIDE PROJECT ASSURANCE SERVICES FOR LANDMARK PROJECT AND INTERNATIONAL HOTEL PROJECT Myanma Railways has signed Build Operate Transfer (BOT) concession agreements with Meeyahta Development Limited (MDL) and Penisula Yangon Limited (PYL) […]

Japanese firm joins consortium for Yangon station redevelopment

Japan’s Sumitomo Corporation will replace China’s Sino Great Wall Co., which has withdrawn from the project to upgrade Yangon Central Railway Station, managing director U Ba Myint of Myanma Railways told The Irrawaddy. The Yangon Central Railways Station Area Comprehensive Development Project was unveiled in 2015. In February 2016, 15 companies were shortlisted and two […]

Invitation for Bids – Yangon Mandalay Railway Improvement Project Phase II, Deadline: 18th October, 2019

The Republic of the Union of Myanmar Yangon Mandalay Railway Improvement Project Phase II Invitation for Bids Date: 4th September 2019 Loan Agreement No: MY-P26 dated 29th March 2018 IFB No: IFB-MR/BD/2110 The Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar has received a loan from Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) towards the cost […]

Invitation for Bids – Yangon Mandalay Railway Improvement Project Phase II, Deadline: 18th September, 2019

The Republic of the Union of Myanmar Ministry of Transport and Communications Yangon Mandalay Railway Improvement Project Phase II Invitation for Bids Date: 5th August 2019 Loan Agreement No: MY-P26 dated 29th March, 2018 IFB No: IFB-MR/BD/2107 The Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar has received a loan from Japan International Cooperation […]

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 […]