Surveys begin for elevated train in Yangon

Right-of-way surveys for a skytrain system in Yangon have started, said Yangon Mayor U Maung Maung Soe.

U Maung Maung Soe made the announcement during a press conference at Yangon City Hall on Monday to brief the media about the project.

“The implementing agency is the Ministry of Transport and Communications, but the land surveys are a matter related to the Yangon City Development Committee,” he said.

As right-of-way surveys for the rapid transit project need to be precise and transparent, land owners, whether government or private, will have to be kept informed of the project’s progress, the mayor said.

The Ministry of Transport and Communications will survey the land required for the project, which is being carried out with assistance and funding from the Japan International Cooperation Agency, and will inform the Yangon City Development Committee of the results. Besides the surveys, studies will also be conducted on the socio-economic effects that the project may have.

Compensation for land or buildings that may have to be appropriated for the project will be based on market prices, the mayor said

The proposed route for the sky train will pass through Hlaing Tharyar, Mayangone, South Okkalapa and Yankin townships. Starting from Hlaing Tharyar railway station in western Yangon, the proposed route will cross the Hlaing River and stop at Parami station in eastern Yangon. The 18-kilometre sky train will include 13 stations and is projected to be completed by 2027.

Source: Myanmar Times

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