Yangon-Mandalay railway upgrading to be put out for bids in Japan

Tenders to upgrade the Yangon-Mandalay railway will be open for bids in early 2017 in Japan, said U Tun Aung Thin, a general manager from Myanma Railway (Lower Myanmar office). Upgrading of this railway track is slated to be completed in the 2019- 2020 fiscal year. The aim of putting out tender bids in Japan […]

Mitsubishi, Hitachi to invest $20m in domestic train network

Riding on Myanmar’s antiquated railway network is not an experience for the impatient or infirm. American travel writer Paul Theroux, in The Great Railway Bazaar, quotes a policeman on the Yangon-Mandalay line as it breaks down for the fourth time. “It is a slow train,” he says. “Dirty and old – old coaches, old engines.” […]

Yangon-Mandalay highway renovation project receives 20 tender proposals

The project to widen the Yangon-Mandalay expressway from four lanes to eight has received only 20 tender proposals, according to the Ministry of Construction. Altogether, 160 application forms were released to both local and foreign companies from Japan, South Korea, Singapore and China, but only 20 companies were expressed interest in the project by the […]

Myanmar plans to invite foreign investments for railway sector

YANGON—The Ministry of Rail Transportation is now planning to invite foreign investment to carry out major projects for the railways sector, according to the Ministry. The plan, which represents a major shift for the railways sector during the incumbent government, will be implemented in the near future. “We are going to implement a railway transportation […]