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July 14, 2020

Highway passenger buses likely to resume services from 1 June

The highway passenger buses based in Yangon are likely to resume services commencing from 1 June, according to the person in charge of the bus lines.
The highway buses were suspended in the first week of April, and are now expected to provide service in a few days. The relevant regional officials do not allow the buses based in their regions to resume their service. So, the bus lines have been suspended until the end of May. “We heard the bus lines will be allowed to resume their services starting from 1 June. So, we are preparing to reopen the bus lines. The authorities have also distributed the health guidelines for them to run their services,” said the person in charge of the passenger bus lines operating from Magway to Yangon.
At present, the passenger buses operating between Yangon and Mawlamyine and Dawei and Pyay are providing their services. Other regions are not allowed to operate passenger transportation except cargo transportation.
The operation of the passenger buses is not prohibited by the Yangon Region. The other regions restricted coming into and going out of the passenger buses, said Joint Secretary U Hla Aung of the Yangon Region Transport Authority (YRTA).
“We will know when we can start to run our buses at the end of May. We could not sell the bus line tickets yet because we don’t know the exact date of operation,” said a staffer from the passenger bus lines.
We think we could not make any profit from operating our bus lines because there will be fewer passengers and the rising price of fuel oil, according to the person in charge of passenger bus lines. —Aye Cho (Translated by Hay Mar)

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