August 19, 2016

Bidding open on bus supply contract for BRT Lite transport network

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The Yangon Region Government invited tenders Monday to import city buses for operation along main routes in the commercial capital as part of an upgraded public transport network.
Any registered companies are entitled to submit a tender to the region government by the end of this month, according to a government announcement.
The used vehicles should be no more than five years old and left hand drive, according to the announcement.
More information will be available online at, according to the announcement.
The government will retain a 40-percent share while private investors will hold 60 percent of the first public bus service company in Myanmar through public-private partnership (PPP).
The routes will include bus-only sections within a partial bus rapid transit system known as BRT Lite.
Capital for the first phase of the project is set at K25 billion, including K10 billion from the government. The first phase is planned to start with around 100 2010-model buses, operating along the main route from the southern to northern parts of Yangon.
The BRT Lite system aims to reduce traffic congestion by providing safe and comfortable public transport, Chief Minister of Yangon Region U Myint Swe said on 4 May at a ceremony to invite shares from the public.


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