Beijing Urges Gov’t to Get Ball Rolling on China-Myanmar Economic Corridor

The vice chairman of China’s top economic planning agency has pushed Myanmar’s State Counselor to work out an implementation plan for the China-Myanmar Economic Corridor, a part of Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). China National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) Vice Chairman Ning Jizhe held talks with State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi […]

China, Myanmar look into railway project linking Muse to Mandalay

China and Myanmar are looking into the feasibility of building a railway line from their border to the city of Mandalay, four years after a high-speed project was shelved. Two state-owned companies, China Railway Eryuan Engineering Group and Myanmar Railways, signed an agreement on Monday to begin the study on a proposed rail line from […]

More mixed-use projects springing up in Yangon

Over the last few years, more and more building projects featuring a combination of residential units, hotels, shopping centres and office spaces have been coming up around the city. The projects, called mixed-use developments, will add to the vibrancy of the city although there are those who fear they will compound the traffic situation. The […]

Japanese firms to supply Myanmar with train cars

Japanese companies have secured a 64-million-dollar deal to provide new train cars for an ongoing railway project in Myanmar. Leading trading house Marubeni and train maker Niigata Transys have announced that they will supply Myanmar Railways with 24 train cars. Myanmar is having trouble with its aging railway systems, but the country’s economy is experiencing […]

Myanmar Railways Tender, Closing Date 14 December 2017.

1. Open Tender is invited for supply of the following items in Euro: Sr No Tender No Description 1. 15(T) 3/MR(E) 17-18 Spare Parts of Rail Clips Production (10) Items Closing Date & Time-14.12.2017(Thursday) (14:30) Hrs 2. Tender documents are available at our office starting from 14.11.2017 during office hours and for further detail please […]

MySQUAR jumps as it links up with Myanmar Railways to provide WiFi and digital content services on trains

“We anticipate this partnership could have vast long-term potential as the railways are improved and railway use is projected to multiply over the coming years as roads become more congested” Shares in MySQUAR Limited (LON:MYSQ) jumped at the opening bell on Thursday after the Myanmar-language social media, entertainment and payment platform signed a deal that […]

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 […]