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Myanmar’s new govt should invest more in the country’s transportation sector, says ADB

Myitmakha News Agency Yangon, April 1 – the new Myanmar government should invest more in the transportation sector in order to develop the country’s economy, states a report released by the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The aforementioned report was officially released at a Asian Development Outlook 2016 ceremony held at Yangon’s Park Royal hotel. “The GDP of the country has …

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Hledan and Myaynigone overpasses cannot address traffic congestion, says member of Yangon Hluttaw

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Myitmakha News Agency Yangon, March 26  – the construction of overpasses such as Hledan and Myaynigone in Yangon cannot completely solve the problem of traffic congestion in the city, stated U Than Naing Oo, a member of parliament of Pabedan township, Yangon. Thorough checks are needed to be made on overpass construction in order to save public finance as these flyovers will probably be …

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High-speed water vessel transportation companies dry docked by lack of passengers

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Myitmakha News Agency Dawei, February 23 – high-speed water route transportation companies between the southern Tannintharyi Regional townships of Dawei, Myeik and Kaw Thaung have halted their services because of low passenger numbers. Such transportation services have been running since 1999 but were forced to stop operation in January of this year, according to local water route transportation providers. “Passenger numbers sharply decreased at the end of …

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Dawei Bike Association returns home from International Friendship Bike competition

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Myitmakha News Agency Dawei, February 15 – the Dawei Bike Association has returned home from taking part in an international friendship bike competition hosted by Prince of Thailand on February 13. It was the first time a bike associations from the southern Myanmar towns of Dawei, Myawaddy and Kaw Thaung, along with other cycling enthusiasts, according to the Dawei Bike Association.

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New breath of life to Bago real estate as Hanthawaddy Airport is a go

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Myitmakha News Agency Bago, February 9 – real estate agents have made it known that the signing of an agreement for the building of the Hanthawaddy International Airport on the outskirts of Bago has had a knock on affect on the local real estate market, causing it to flourish once more. The Bago real estate market went cold during 2015, …

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Proposal for separate lane for container vehicles on new Mandalay-Pyin U Lwin road will be submitted to Mandalay Regional government

Myitmakha News Agency Mandalay, February 2 – the plan of a separate lane for container vehicles will be submitted to the Mandalay Regional government after construction of new Mandalay-Pyin U Lwin highway have been completed, according to U Kyaw San, Minister of Road and Communications. “The traffic has been congested because of trucks. We will expand the road, giving the …

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Time restrictions put in place on container vehicles using Lashio – Muse highway

Myitmakha News Agency Muse, February 1 – in a bid to curb traffic congestion on the northern Shan State section of Pyi Htaung Su road which runs between Lashio – Muse, container vehicles have been allocated a separate time within which they are allowed to use the highway, according to the Ma Hta Tha. Container vehicles are permitted to travel from …

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Pre-pay toll card system rolled out on Lashio – Muse highway

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Myitmakha News Agency Mandalay, January 20 – come the end of July, small vehicles travelling along the Mandalay – Lashio – Muse highway will be able to settle road tolls through a pre-pay card system, according to the company responsible for its implementation – the Oriental Highway Company Ltd. U Tin Ko Ko, project manager of the aforementioned company, explained that the …

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Jet Airways flight forced to make emergency landing at Yangon airport

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Myitmakha News Agency Yangon, January 7 – the Indian airline carrier, Jet Airways, was forced to make an emergency landing at Yangon International Airport while flying its scheduled Mubai – Bangkok route. The Boeing 737 departed from Mumbai Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport at 9:40am local, bound for Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport. But, the aircraft experienced a malfunction with its on-board …

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Decline in passenger numbers on Mawlamyaing – Yangon flights

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Myitmakha News AgencyMawlamyaing, 3 January – the number of passengers who take flights between Yangon – Mawlamyaing is decreasing, according to the Department of Civil Aviation. “Transportation between Yangon- Mawlamyaing is quite comfortable these days, with easy accessibility by car, train and boat. It is usually more foreigners that fly the Yangon – Mawlamyaing route but sometimes flights are completely empty. Therefore, the price of the Yangon – …

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