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New bridge to resolve Thilawa’s transport nightmare

INVESTORS in Thilawa Special Economic Zone (SEZ) and Thanlyin residents now see the light at the end of the long tunnel, as a new bridge connecting the area with Yangon is scheduled to complete within four years. The new Bago River bridge, expected to become operational in 2021, will be built next to the existing […]

Crossborder trucking traffic to increase with Myanmar

Thailand and Myanmar are expected by the end of this month to sign a memorandum of understanding for the Initial Implementation of a Cross-border Transport Agreement (IICBTA) to facilitate crucial improvements in logistics within the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS). Within four months after the signing, 100 trucks each side would be allowed to cross the […]

Shan businesses press for Mandalay-Muse route revamp

THE business community in northern Shan State urged the government to take measures concerning trade promotion and economic development, which includes upgrading the Mandalay-Muse highway, at a meeting with Vice President U Myint Swe. The Mandalay-Muse highway is the main route for the country’s border trade, according to the Hong Kong Trade Development Council. A […]

Limited Links Sink Myanmar’s Potential

Despite its 2,000 kilometer-long coastline, reaching from Bangladesh to the west and Thailand to the east, Myanmar is home to only nine functioning ports, with the one in the commercial capital of Yangon spread across various sites and run by different owners. The ex-capital currently handles 95% of the country’s maritime trade. Annual port throughput […]