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Myanmar to launch card payment system with buses in Yangon by year-end

Myanmar’s Yangon Bus Service (YBS) will implement a card payment system to replace the present cash box system to facilitate passengers in taking buses by the end of this year. According to the Yangon Region Transport Authority Monday, more than 1,500 buses will get the e-ticketing machines in the initial stage. The Asia Starmar Transport […]

Bus-ride nightmares

Outside the bus, the midday sun reflected strongly off the tinted windows. Inside was shaded, but also hot with the faintsmell of sweat hanging in the air. The bus was crowded as usual, constraining, U Nyi Nyi’s arms and legs. Struggling for air, he felt dizzy and collapsed. “I got back on my feet thanks […]

Passenger growth drives +17.7% increase in retail sales at Singapore Myanmar Investco in Q1

Singapore Myanmar Investco Limited (SMI) has reported +6.4% year-on-year revenue growth for the first quarter ended 30 June 2019, to US$5.1 million. The increase was mainly attributable to a +17.7% increase in travel and fashion retail sales, to US$3,938 million, and growth in food & beverage (+56.3% year-on-year) reflecting further outlet expansion. SMI manages duty […]

Yangon Airport handles 2.32m passengers through April

Yangon International Airport served 2.32 million passengers in the first four months of the year, a number that increased 4.2 percent from 2.22 million passengers in the same period last year, according to the airport. The reason for the growth in traffic was the addition of routes and destinations a few months ago, said Ho […]

FastGo – The new comer in Myanmar Ride Haling industry is now giving big promotion campaigns

The new player – FastGo from Vietnam was introduced to Myanmar at the end of 2018 together with local partner AsiaSun Group. They’re offering very difference services charge model compare to others. They said they’re now giving free of services charges for all driver from 6 to 12 months to experience their services. After the […]

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 […]

Plan for Mandalay terminal worries bus owners

Bus operators have expressed reservations about the final design of the Chan Mya Shwe Pyi (Kywel Sel Kan) bus terminal in Mandalay, which is touted as one of the most modern in the country. The final design of the upgrade was submitted last month to the Mandalay City Development Committee (MCDC) by M-Development Corporation Co […]

YBS, YRTA and a new initiative to be accepted by the people

With the number of Yangon city-dwellers increasing by leaps and bounds, transportation became a problem for Yangon city commuters. It has been a big problem for many years. Due to poor management of the authorities concerned, the bus lines in Yangon had been a nuisance for commuters in the city. They had to always travel […]

Uber, Grab do things a little differently in Yangon

Uber Technologies and Grab, two of the biggest names in the ride-hailing business, are rapidly expanding in Myanmar’s largest city, where the spread of smartphones is unlocking big opportunities. Yangon’s authorities appear to have rolled out the welcome mat for them, viewing the services as a way to improve the city’s underdeveloped transport infrastructure. Going […]

New bus system suffers first-day jitters

A new public bus system that reduced and coordinated the number of bus lines from more than 300 to 70 launched in Yangon yesterday, easing traffic congestion but causing some chaos among confused passengers. The first day of the new system saw fewer buses than expected, though more than 3,700 buses were expected to operate […]