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RTAD to issue Form D slips for old modified vehicles; allow owners to replace them

The Road Transport Administration Department (RTAD) is planning to issue Form D slips to owners of old, modified vehicles so they can import new vehicles to replace them, according to U Lian Cin Mang, also known as Ngam Khai Pa Pa, the director of the department. “Vehicle modification is not allowed under the vehicle law. […]

Mandalay to regulate motorbike taxis, three-wheelers

Mandalay city authorities will enforce strict regulation of motorbike taxis and three-wheeled vehicles, a regional legislator said. While the motorbike taxis and three-wheelers help residents get around the city, they have become unruly and are operating without licences, said MP U Aung Kyaw Moe, an MP for Meiktila township. “Unlicensed vehicles should not be allowed […]

Concerns from multiple parties emerge following Grab, Uber merger

Concerns are mounting from multiple parties after Grab, the taxi ride hailing company, officially announced the acquisition of rival Uber’s Southeast Asia operations on Monday. ‘‘We have reached an agreement to combine our business in Southeast Asia with Grab. In exchange, Uber will take up a 27.5 percent stake in the combined company. After investing […]

Shwe Maung Mountain Squatters to be Sued

A list has been compiled to sue squatters who live on Shwe Maung Mountain in Taunggyi township, southern Shan State, said a Taunggyi township City Development Committee official. “This land is under government’s management according to the state government’s investigation. That’s why a list has been compiled with the cooperation of several departments to prosecute those […]

Despite Over 30,000 Registered at YRTA, Many Have Yet to Sign Up

​​ Over 30,000 vehicles have been registered as city taxis at the Yangon Region Transport Authority (YRTA) up to January 2 but thousands are expected to remain outside the list. The YRTA announced in November 2017 that all taxis must register by the end of December as the last date. In total, 7,880 taxis were registered […]

All Yangon Taxis have Until Year-End to Register Their Vehicles

The Yangon Region Transport Authority (YRTA) officially announced that all taxis must register as city taxis before January 1. The announcement was made through the state-owned newspaper on November 12. Taxis in Yangon are privately owned and there are no regulations limiting their activities so far. Since late 2016, Yangon Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein […]

Yangon regional government expands e-services to help public

The Yangon government is expanding its e-services to further ease business with various agencies and departments, a regional minister said. Information about the different routes of the YBS and the buses serving the routes has been made available through its website; yangon.gov.mm, said U Zaw Aye Maung, Yangon Region Minister for Rakhine Ethnic Affairs. “We […]

New Bus Fleet ‘to Improve Service’

A total of 1000 new passenger buses imported by the government have arrived to boost the services of the YBS bus lines, YRTA secretary U Maung Aung told The Myanmar Times. The additional buses are expected to further improve public transportation in the region, he added. ‘’We will add more buses in popular bus lines of […]

Expression of Interest for Developing Vehicle Registration by Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) System. Closing Date 10 March 2017

Subscribe to our tender alert mailing list THE REPUBLIC OF THE UNION OF MYANMAR, MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS EXPRESSION OF INTEREST TO CONSULTANT COMPANIES FOR DEVELOPING VEHICLE REGISTRATION BY RADIO FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION (RFID) SYSTEM   In connection with economic growth of Myanmar, transport sector is developing with high momentum and motorization has been rising […]

Uber and Licensed Cabs to Replace Yangon Taxi Turmoil

​​ Now that the new Yangon Bus Service is underway, the regional government is turning its attention to the city’s taxis, and is hoping to have a system of licensed cabs to run side-by-side with Uber drivers, according to chief minister U Phyo Min Thein. The Yangon Region Transport Authority (YRTA) has already started a […]