NPT Highway Bus Companies Suffering Losses

Buses servicing the Nay Pyi Taw highway route have been suffering from a steady decline of passengers over recent years, with smaller bus companies facing the threat of shutting down. When the capital was moved from Yangon to Nay Pyi Taw in 2005, highway bus companies emerged as an essential service because of the continuous […]

Bus Committee’s Expansion Disputed

The Nay Pyi Taw Supervisory Committee for Highway Bus Lines will more than triple in size, according to the body’s chair. The new committee is expected to expand from its current staffing level of three members to 11, chair U Win Swe told The Myanmar Times on October 23. “The intention is to enlarge the committee. […]

Bus Drivers Under Scrutiny

The Highway Police Force is warning bus drivers without a nga licence, meant for those operating large vehicles, to stay off the Yangon-Nay Pyi Taw-Mandalay highway. A plan is in the works to ban drivers without the appropriate licences, Police Major Yan Naung Oo told The Myanmar Times yesterday. “Bus and bus line owners should […]

Highway bus firms count on open season

“Companies on the Nay Pyi Taw-Yangon bus lines struggle, taking on passengers though running at a loss,” he said yesterday. “Our business faces a loss for six months, and generates a profit for the other six months,” said U Myat Moe from Kyel Zin Hein highway bus company. “In rainy season we lose the profits […]

Taxi call centre aims to bring cabs to customers’ doorsteps

Yangon will receive its first Taxi Call Centre in June, aiming to increase convenience for clients and reduce down time for drivers, according to company officials. The call centre aims to make smarter use of taxis, many of which spend much of their day stuck in Yangon’s traffic jams, pulling in less than K10,000 a […]