MANDALAY City Development Committee plans to improve the Chanmyashwepyi (Kywesekan) Bus Terminal located about 10 km (8 miles) central Mandalay, before the end of this year.
The M-development Corporation Myanmar will improve the 14.2-acre bus terminal through the Build, Operate and Transfer (BOT) system. The project will start after an agreement is signed between the company and the authorities.
The upgraded terminal will include restaurants, four or five-storey condos, hotels and supermarkets.
Situated in Chanmyathazi Township, Mandalay Region, the Chanmyashwepyi Highway Bus Terminal is the main bus terminal in the region to travel to all major destinations in the country including Yangon, Taunggyi, Kalaw, Nay Pyi Taw, Monywa, Hpa-An, Pyay, Bago and Lashio.
The bus terminal is projected to be upgraded to look like an airport, said U Zaw Win from the MCDC, who added that authorities are searching for a new runway area that can host the highway buses while the improvement project is being done.
U Zaw Win explained that the current condition of the terminal is always busy with people and commodities transported by over 350 express buses from 156 bus lines.
From the bus terminal, there are over 1,700 registered vehicles, including over 100 buses, that operate the Yangon-Nay Pyi Taw-Mandalay routes, he added.
The new plan will enable travellers to enjoy smooth, quick and safe public transport service under systematic arrangements.