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 […]

Tenders to be invited for sub-Ks100 million projects in Rakhine

Subscribe to our tender alert mailing list Rakhine State government has announced yesterday that it will invite tenders for projects with investments of not more than Ks100 million. The announcement came at the coordination meeting on inviting tenders for the projects for the 2016-2017 financial year. “We envision development and security in Rakhine State with […]

New mega-complex project approved near Yangon’s Shwedagon Pagoda

A Japan-led consortium has officially obtained permission to build a large-scale mixed-development project at the intersection of Shwedagon Pagoda Road and U Wisara Road in Yangon. Development of the US$332.5 million project will begin this year on the former site of the military museum across 16,000 sq m of land. It will comprise a high-grade […]

Department to call for tenders to upgrade three domestic airports

Subscribe to our tender alert mailing list The tender call invites developers who are interested to upgrade the infrastructure projects through a public-private partnership (PPP) system, U Ye Htut Aung, deputy director general of DCA told The Myanmar Times. Public-private partnerships between a government agency and private-sector company can be used to finance, construct and […]

Govt reserves land for Rakhine state SEZ

The government has set aside 1708 hectares (4289.32 acres) for the future Kyaukphyu Special Economic Zone in Rakhine State, parliament heard on December 3. Deputy rail minister U Myint Thein, the chair of the Kyaukphyu SEZ management committee, said the zone would comprise two deep-sea ports of 148 hectares and 95 hectares in extent respectively, […]

MR to Call Tenders to Lease Ad Space on Electric Trains

Subscribe to our tender alert mailing list When the electric train planned for downtown starts operation, companies will be given a chance to advertise on the train through a tender process, said U Arkar Min Tun, business manager of Myanmar Railways. “There is no instruction for the tender yet. Currently we are running some normal […]

Over One Third of Yangon Traffic Lights to be Upgraded

Tenders will be invited to upgrade Yangon’s old traffic lights as part of the process to solve the business capital’s worsening traffic congestion and to better enforce traffic rules, according to an official from the auto regulatory body Ma Hta Tha. Some traffic lights in use in Yangon operate on the urban electrical grid, and […]

Tenders for new flyover projects to open

Subscribe to our tender alert mailing list The Yangon Region government announced that it will open clean and fair tenders for three new flyover construction projects in Yangon. The regional government has allocated Ks 54.35 billion to build flyovers at 8-mile junction, Tamwe junction and Kokkine junction in the 2015-16 fiscal year, of which Ks […]

Tidied–up trains to draw ads

Myanma Railway is counting on its clean new carriages to draw advertising revenue, though another tender may take some time, according a senior official with the state-owned firm’s business department. The first tenders for advertising in late 2013 attracted a lukewarm response, with advertisers snapping up the rights to only a handful of new carriages […]

12 Companies Bid to Develop Infrastructure in Kyaukphyu SEZ

YANGOON — Eleven foreign companies and one local company have expressed interest in developing infrastructure for the Kyaukphyu Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Arakan State. Three of the companies will be awarded tenders, according to the tender selection board. “Currently, 12 companies have expressed interest. Some companies have merged with four or five other companies […]