Suspensions meted out on two bus lines after fatal crashes

Line number 245 and the Lion bus line were both slammed with suspensions at the beginning of the month. The buses that were involved in the accidents were taken out of the loop altogether for six months, but to avoid grinding commutes to a standstill, the Yangon Region government is allowing the companies to each […]

Yangon bus fare reform plan wins public backing

Transport authorities plan to scrap the distinction between “ordinary” and “special” buses, setting fares for both types of bus at the same level. The decision, which will be implemented before the end of the year, has been welcomed by bus owners and passengers. The Yangon Region Supervisory Committee for Motor Vehicles, better known by its […]

Ship cleared to leave Yangon port after collision

As the investigation into the collision of two ships in Yangon River on April 26 proceeds, the container ship involved was allowed to leave Yangon Port, said a Shipping Agency Department spokesperson. U Aung Myo Tin said the container Panja Bhum, carrying 525 containers of beans, garments and other goods, had been cleared to depart […]

Government seeks private funding for BRT system

A public transport scheme that would provide an express bus service along 150 kilometres of Yangon’s main roads could be available within three months, transport chiefs hope. Known as “BRT lite”, the scheme is based on a plan drawn up in 2013 by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) for a Bus Rapid Transit system […]

India’s Tata to develop coal power plant in Pathein

Indian power producer Tata Power has reached an agreement with the government to build a new coal-fired plant in Ayeyarwady Region, officials said. Deputy minister for electric power U Aung Than Oo told The Myanmar Times that the two sides had agreed in April in general terms on a contract to build at least one […]