Trade body seeks streamlining on duties for double-cab trucks

The Myanmar Automobile Manufacturers and Distributors Association (MAMDA) has requested Vice President U Myint Swe to classify double cab trucks as commercial vehicles and levy a single tax on the category of vehicles. The MAMDA made the request during a regular meeting between Private Sector Development Committee led by the vice president and private enterprises […]

Chronic traffic leading to higher socio-economic costs in Yangon

Ma Win Win starts getting ready for work at 6am sharp each day. By 6.30am she’s already at the bus stop waiting to board the two-hour long ride to her office downtown. It’s a long ride but she has no choice, as traffic in the morning is almost always at a standstill. With fewer cars […]

Yangon inviting foreign help on housing

The Yangon Region government will invite foreign participation in efforts to build more affordable housing, said Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein. The chief minister was speaking at a press conference to brief the media on the regional government’s progress after three years in office. “As Yangon has many industrial zones, many migrants workers are […]

French-Myanmar Joint Venture To Install 500 ‘Smart’ Bus Stops in Yangon

YANGON — A French-Myanmar joint venture has won an exclusive 20-year contract to sell advertising on street furniture in the commercial capital Yangon, including the installation of 500 hi-tech bus stops. FMIDecaux—a joint venture between First Myanmar Investment Company (FMI) and JCDecaux, a worldwide outdoor advertising company based in France—signed the contract with the Yangon […]

Yangon government eyeing second commuter tram

Transport authorities are planning to open another commuter tram in Yangon, depending on the number of commuters on the first tram, said Myanma Railways general manager Tun Aung Thin. Yangon’s first electric commuter tram since 1904 now runs from Wardan Street to Linsadaung with a ticket fare of Ks 100. The tram opened on January […]