Thirty development projects in pipeline in Mandalay through fiscal 2020-21

The regional Minister for Planning and Finance, U Myat Thu told the second session of the regional Hluttaw that the development projects will be implemented in two ways; some will be carried out with loans and some will be carried out with financial support. Nineteen of the projects will be carried out with the help […]

Train Around Yangon: Old, Slow, and Beats Traffic

YANGON, Myanmar — To ride Yangon’s charmingly decrepit Circle Line train is to ride through history. Built more than 60 years ago to connect rural suburbs and townships to the city’s commercial heart, its trains — some almost as old as the line itself — move nearly 100,000 people a day, in a slow, 28-mile […]

Extension of Invitation for Bids for Rolling Stock for Yangon-Mandalay Railway. Closing Date 25 April 2017

Subscribe to our tender alert mailing list Date 6th March,2017 Loan Agreement No:MY-P4 dated 5th September,2014 1.The Government of Republic of the Union of Myanmar has received loan from Japan International Cooperation Agency(JICA) towards the cost of the Yangon- Mandalay Railway Improvement Project Phase L.It is intended that part of the proceeds of this loan […]

Japan investment to change the face of train travel in Yangon

YANGON – Tourists visiting Myanmar’s largest city, Yangon, could be set to lose one of the star attractions of the former capital, as Japan invests in upgrading the railway which encircles the city. While the responsibility for upgrading the 46 kilometers of track which makes up the Yangon Circular Railway rests with Myanmar Railways, the […]

Three ministries clarify undertakings in first 100 days

THE second press conference on the Union government’s undertakings in the first 100 days was held in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday. The following is the brief of the ministries present at the conference. U Tin Myint, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Home Affairs said the Ministry made efforts in anti-narcotic policing, closed cases involving […]

Threatened treasures

Smart urban policy planning with an eye on preserving Yangon’s colonial-era and heritage buildings will determine the city’s future – and tourism appeal, writes Xinyi Liang-Pholsena In a region that has lost much of its architectural heritage, Yangon stands out for its intact colonial core, due to years of neglect and stagnancy under the military […]

Outgoing Government Gives Wharf Concession to Tycoon’s Shipping Firm

Burma’s Port Authority has awarded Kaung Myanmar Aung Shipping Co. Ltd. the right to develop a new area for cargo ships to dock on downtown Rangoon’s riverside, state media reports. The company is part of the sprawling KMA Group, which is headed by Burmese tycoon Khin Maung Aye, known to be close to outgoing President […]

Who’s who: Myanmar’s new cabinet

Take a look inside the National League for Democracy’s new proposed government with insider profiles of the party’s 18 candidates for ministerial posts: Daw Aung San Suu Kyi (foreign affairs; president’s office; education; energy and electric power) The National League for Democracy leader needs little introduction. Has vowed to rule “above the president”, and with […]

Private freight train services to run Yangon, Mandalay, Myitkyina

Myanmar Railways announced yesterday that Asia Sun Logistics Co. Ltd and Resources Group of Logistics won the tender to establish freight train services as a joint venture along the Yangon-Mandalay and Mandalay- Myitkyina routes. U Thurein Win, managing director of Myanmar Railways, said the new freight lines will begin operating in the near future. “With […]

Railway ministry to privatise Gokteik Viaduct charter trains

Myanmar Railways will call a tender for private companies to operate two charter trains that run across the Gokteik Viaduct, the highest railway bridge in Myanmar. The ministry will advertise the project through state media. The privatisation process is likely to take two months, officials told a press conference on February 12. Early last year […]