Yangon Water Bus service in the pipeline

Tint Tint Myanmar Company will begin operating the Yangon Water Bus service soon, announced company chair Tint Tint Lwin on her Facebook.

“I would like to thank the regional chief minister, ministers, MPs and departmental officials for giving me necessary advice for the launch of Yangon water bus service,” she wrote.

The company is ready to launch the water bus service, but no exact date has yet been declared. The company plans to run the Hlaingtharyar-Botahtaung route with 16 water buses. After the completion of all construction, the service will run on three rivers. Boats for the Yangon bus services are being built in Australia, Thailand and Myanmar.

The company will run a 60-seater ship every 20 minutes. The Hlaingtharyar-Botahtaung route is expected to take one and half hours in total. Ticket fees for the whole trip will be Ks 500 per head, and for shorter trips, Ks 300 per head.

According to a recent press conference, the number of daily commuters to take the water bus services is expected to reach around 20,000 in the near term. By 2019-2020, the number of commuters is estimated to reach between 24 and 30 million.

Two ships imported from Australia have already arrived at the Nanthida Jetty.

Source : Eleven Myanmar