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NYDC: Evaluation of Expression of Interest for Stage-2 Infrastructure Projects

CEO’s Weekly Blog – 20 August 2019   Dear Friends, On 11 February 2019, NYDC announced the Request for Expression of Interest (EOI) to participate in the Stage-2 infrastructure projects, which included six work streams, namely, 1) Power Supply and Distribution; 2) Natural Gas Supply and Distribution; 3) Cyber Connectivity; 4) Public Transport; 5)  Waste […]

Riding around with worries

On a Sunday and public holidays, the streets in front of the Hlaing Tharyar council office buildings are quiet and empty. U Htay Hlaing, aged 63, sits on his motorbike waiting to give his passengers a ride back home. Last year he converted his motorbike into a trishaw, which he uses to ferry people around […]

Work on city side of Yangon-Dala bridge to start next month

YANGON—Construction on the Yangon side of the planned Yangon-Dala Bridge will begin next month, regional Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein said at a regional investment committee meeting on Wednesday. Spanning the Yangon River, the bridge—also known as the Korea-Myanmar Friendship Bridge, as it is funded by South Korea’s Economic Development Cooperation Fund (EDCF)—will link […]

An electric bus leapfrog for a cleaner, healthier Yangon?

More cars, buses and trucks on the roads are driving air pollution higher in Yangon. In 2018, a team of Japanese and Myanmar researchers found the city had unhealthy levels of what scientists call PM2.5 – soot 100 times thinner than a human hair. According to their article, published in Environmental Health and Preventative Medicine, […]

Water bus to run in Ngamoeyeik creep: Yangon Chief

The region government is planning to run water bus in Ngamoeyeik creep for the convenience of water transport, said Yangon Region Chief Minister Phyo Min Thein during an interview with Myanma Ahlin newspaper. If the water transport is used, it can reduce the traffic jam in Yangon and transaction can be made through water transport, […]

Yangon set to launch card payment system for public transport

For the convenience of nearly 3 million commuters who use public transport on a daily basis, an international payment system will be launched in Myanmar’s commercial hub in the last week of April, Yangon Region Chief Minister Phyo Min Thein said on Friday. “We will launch YPS [Yangon Payment System] by April. We will make […]

Public transport to be prioritised in Yangon urban development plan

Changes are planned on the ground, on the water and on the rails. To improve public transport in Yangon, approximately eight public bus companies will be established, with Public Transport Control Center and Traffic Control Center to oversee the bus system. In addition, the circular railway system is will be upgraded. Also, bidding for the […]

Motorcycle taxi business prospering in Yangon suburbs

Braving both the police and the thieves, motorcycle taxi drivers are thriving in the suburbs around Yangon city. Officially banned from the city streets by local ordinance, which restricts motorcycle use to government staff only, motorcycles are emerging as one answer to semi-permanent traffic congestion and the rising popularity of the outer suburbs. While the […]

Yangon invites tender for importing city buses

YANGON, July 14 (Xinhua) — The Yangon region government invited tenders for importing city buses for operating along main routes in Yangon as part of an upgraded public transport network, allowing any registered companies to submit tender by the end of this month, official media reported Tuesday. A public bus service company to run the […]

No let-up in illegal bus fare hikes

Fare-gouging is the worst problem in Yangon public transport, the head of the region’s transportation regulatory body said yesterday. Passengers are complaining that they are sometimes charged double the posted fare at night, or in heavy congestion. U Hla Aung, chair of the Yangon Region Supervisory Committee for Motor Vehicles, better known by its Myanmar […]