December 15, 2016

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China to manufacture train coaches for Yangon-Mandalay line

A railway locomotive of Myanmar Railways being seen at a  station. Photo: Maung Maung Soe (Myitnge)
A railway locomotive of Myanmar Railways being seen at a station. Photo: Maung Maung Soe (Myitnge)

A PROJECT for the production of new train coaches with loans from China is expected to be completed in November 2016.
Out of 60 coaches to be manufactured by the project, 39 will be constructed by Si Fang factory in China while 21 will be constructed at the Myitnge Railway Locomotive Station.
18 coaches from China recently arrived and are on trial runs at the Myitnge railway Locomotive  Station. The new coaches are equipped with facilities likes water supply, electricity, fans, toilets and basins.
“The new coac
Myanmar and Chinese engineers and they will operate on the Yangon- Mandalay line,” said U Tin Maung Thant,
General Manager of  Myitnge railway Locomotive  Station.

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