Yangon-Mandalay railway to receive monitoring system

Railways authorities are planning to install a modernized train monitoring system (TMS) in Yangon-Mandalay railway using a loan from official development assistance (ODA) from Japan, according to Ministry of Transportation and Communications. “We planned one billion Yen for the TMS to modernize Yangon-Mandalay railway,” said an official from the ministry. The Japanese International Cooperation Agency […]

Yangon-Mandalay Train Journey will Shorten to 8 Hours by 2023

Japan has thrown its weight behind Myanmar’s railway development by funding the Yangon-Mandalay railway, according to the country’s foreign minister Taro Kono who held a joint press conference in the capital with State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi on January 12. The railroad upgrade programme is expected to cut travel time between Yangon and Taungoo […]

Tender planned for $2b Yangon-Mandalay railway upgrade

Subscribe to our tender alert mailing list A Tender for private companies to work on a US$2.2 billion upgrade of the railway linking Myanmar’s two largest cities will be called at the end of this year, an official said yesterday. Work on the Yangon-Mandalay railway, led by the Japan International Cooperation Agency, is scheduled to […]

JICA, govt to finalise railway upgrade loan

Japan will loan Myanmar US$200 million of the $500 million required to upgrade the Yangon-Mandalay Railway early next year, a Japan International Cooperation Agency official said last week. While JICA has not committed to financing the remaining $300 million, chief representative Tanaka Masahiko said it was the “first batch” of several payments for the upgrade, […]