Yangon Elevated Expressway, phase one to cost $800 million

Phase one of the Yangon Elevated Expressway Project, which includes construction of the Yangon Elevated Expressway and the Yangon Circular Expressway, will cost around $800 million, according to U Han Zaw, union minister for the Ministry of Construction. “The project is part of a Public Private Partnership (PPP) system with the Yangon region, and will […]

Construction of Ayeyarwady coastal expressway to start this year

Implementation of the Ayeyarwady Coastal Region Development Project, an expressway connecting Ayeyarwady Region and Rakhine State listed under the Myanmar Project Bank, will start from this fiscal year, according to the Ministry of Construction. The project is estimated to cost US$94 million and expected to be complete in fiscal 2023-24. The project will involve the […]

Construction of Bago-Kyaik Hto Expressway to commence in 2022

Construction of an expressway connecting the city of Bago and Kyaik Hto township in Mon State is expected to start in fiscal 2022-23, U Aung Myint Oo, Director General of Department of Highways under the Ministry of Construction, told the Myanmar Times. This comes after the Asian Development Bank (ADB) last week approved a US$483.8 […]

ADB approves loan to fund new Myanmar expressway

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a US$483.8 million loan to build a 64-km expressway connecting the capital of Bago region and the township of Kyaikto in Mon state in Myanmar. The move supports the Myanmar government’s aim to increase investment in transport infrastructure to 3 percent of GDP by 2030, up from an […]

Locals voice approval for Yangon Elevated Expressway

Locals have voiced their approval of the construction of the Yangon Elevated Expressway, which will begin in August, according to the Highways Department under the Ministry of Construction. Deputy Director General U Kyi Zaw Myint said his department has met with the locals and addressed their concerns, including noise pollution and potential flooding in areas […]

Construction of Yangon expressway to start in August: ministry

The Ministry of Construction (MOC) expects the first phase of construction of the Yangon Elevated Expressway (YEX) to commence by August, Deputy Director General U Kyi Zaw Myint said. The MOC released a final request for proposal for the development of phase 1 under a Public Private Partnership (PPP) to ten prequalified bidders on February […]

Muse-Lashio-Mandalay railroad, the longest one in Myanmar

Myanma Railways (MR) plans to construct the Muse-Lashio-Mandalay railroad which is 267 miles in length and includes 60 tunnels. It will become the longest railroad section in Myanmar, said Myo Win, General Manager (Upper Myanmar) of the MR. The China Railway Eryuan Engineering Group (CREC) conducted the feasibility studies from January to May, this year. […]

12 applications for first phase of Yangon highway project

The Ministry of Construction says it has received 12 prequalification applications for the Yangon Elevated Expressway Project (YEX) Phase 1. The deadline for submissions of prequalification applications was November 13, and the ministry has announced the companies or consortiums that submitted applications for the project. The companies/ consortiums are VINCI Highways from France, Team Korea […]

Thailand PTTEP to invest over US$5 B in deep sea port in Ayeyarwady region

PTTEP from Thailand are in negotiation with Ayeyarwady region government to make investment in a deep seaport and other projects valued at US$5.5 billion, according to Kyaw Win Naing, Minister for Labour and Municipality of Ayeyarwady region government. PTTEP will establish Amera Asia Company in Ayeyarwady region to implement the project, according to the minister. […]