Firms invited to bid for upgrade of Yangon-Mandalay expressway

The Ministry of Construction will invite Expressions of Interest from the private sector for the upgrading of the Yangon–Mandalay Expressway, U Han Zaw, Minister of Construction said. The project is one of the 58 national development projects listed in the Myanmar Project Bank. The project involves upgrading the 524 -km expressway, currently the most important […]

Security upgrade on the cards for Myanmar’s digital payments

For development of Myanmar’s digital payment sector, cyber security upgrades will be carried out in accordance with international norms, say officials of the Myanmar Information Security Association (MISA) and Myanmar Payment Union (MPU). Security for digital payment services in the country needs to be strong and it must be put in place so that the […]

DCA starts tender process for Kawthoung airport upgrade

The Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) last week started a tender process for the upgrading of Kawthoung airport in Tanintharyi Region and is now calling for requests for proposals. Interested parties have until November to submit the relevant documents. The entity undertaking the upgrade must be structured as a special purpose company with at least […]

29 industrial zones in Yangon Region to be handed over to YCDC

A total of 29 industrial zones will be placed under the control of Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC), said Yangon Chief Minister Phyo Min Thein. “There are a total of 29 industrial zones in Yangon Region. These industrial zones will have to be handed over to the YCDC. We are trying to upgrade regional facilities,” […]

Yangon Aerodrome to Overhaul Mingalardon

Yangon Aerodrome, a locally-owned company, has won the tender to upgrade Yangon’s Mingalardon International Airport. The company competed against six other companies to win the tender to upgrade the airport, after the Department of Civil Aviation invited bids from the private sector between October and December. They plan to complete the upgrades within four years, […]

Myanmar Government Dreams of Electric Trains

Although the government has previously expressed intentions to introduce electric trains, the high cost renders the project impossible for the time being, according to an official from Myanmar Railways. “We regard operating a short-distance train along the strand road in downtown a priority over the electric train project. Getting sufficient electricity and meeting the financial […]

Govt Calls for Foreign Investment in ‘Death Highway’ Upgrade

YANGON — The Ministry of Construction has unveiled plans to seek domestic and foreign investment for an upgrade of the Yangon-Mandalay highway, a stretch of road known locally as the ‘Death Highway’ for its high incidence of traffic accidents and fatalities. On Sunday, the ministry called for expressions of interest to be submitted by Jan. […]

Ministry of Construction to invite open tender for upgrade of Yangon-Mandalay Expressway; January 31, 2015

Subscribe to our tender alert mailing list Ministry of Construction Public Works (Invitation of Proposal for Yangon-Mandalay Expressway under BOT Scheme) 1. Proposal for operating and upgrading the relevant sections of Yangon-Mandalay Expressway (366 miles 3 furlongs long) to the international and local Companies either individually or joint venture in line with the Master plan […]

DCA: 1 Year Minimum Until Call for Domestic Airport Upgrade

Subscribe to our tender alert mailing list YANGON — A government call for the upgrading and privatization of 30 domestic airports in Myanmar has been postponed until late next year at the earliest, due to ongoing efforts to transfer three international airports to private hands, according to Win Swe Tun, the director general of the […]

Japan to grant US$40m to upgrade circular-train system

Japan will grant US$40 million to upgrade the Yangon’s circular-train system using the Control Centre System, according to the officials from the Ministry of Rail Transportation. The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), which conducted a feasibility study, recommended setting up a Control Centre System for the circular train. “An MOU has already been signed with […]