Big future for bicycles in Yangon

After being employed at a new job for eight months in an office in Tamwe, Yangon, Ko Tin Htoo Aung decided to buy an e-bike. “I bought it because I thought it would be much better than riding on crowded buses,” he said about his decision to spend of K250,000 (US$163) on his electric bicycle. […]

Trishaws keep rolling on Myanmar’s clogged streets

YANGON: Surrounded by a trove of tools and spare parts, trishaw maker Aye Zaw works on his latest model of the pedal-powered three-wheeler, readying it for the clogged roads of Myanmar’s biggest city. Undeterred by the rapid transformation of Yangon’s streets from sedate thoroughfares to car-choked arteries in just a few years, the 46-year-old revels […]

Despite High Operating Costs, CEO of Yangon’s New Bus System Remains Optimistic

YANGON— Dubbed one of the first big reforms made by the National League for Democracy government in Myanmar’s financial hub Yangon, a new public transport system known as the Yangon Bus System (YBS) will turn one next month. The new system was aimed at replacing the former capital’s old bus service—the Rangoon Motor Vehicles Supervisory […]