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May 25, 2020

MR’s locomotive factory expected to be completely operational in late 2018

Union Minister U Thant Sin Maung inspects the construction of a locomotive factory in Nay Pyi Taw. Photo: Myanmar Digital News

Union Minister for Transport and Communications U Thant Sin Maung held a meeting with the Permanent Secretary, Managing Director and officials from
Myanma Railways and CRRC Dalian Company Limited at a locomotive factory in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday evening.
The Union Minister was briefed about the historical background of locomotive plants, in Myanmar and the emergence and completion of the Nay Pyi Taw locomotive factory by Project Engineer U Myint Naing. Construction of the locomotive factory is about 93 per cent complete and a new locomotive began to be assembled on 26 March, it should be complete at the end of June.
Myanma Railways began construction of a factory in Nay Pyi Taw to build new coaches and to assemble locomotives on 1st June 2015 and the whole project is slated for completion in late December this year.
The factory which consists of 14 buildings was constructed on 18 acres of land.
The factory will assemble and manufacture electric diesel coaches with a capacity of 2,000 horsepower which will be equipped with a computer controlled system in cooperation with CRRC Dalian Co., Ltd from China. Upon completion of the whole project, the factory will be able to produce 20 electric diesel coaches annually.

 

Myanmar Digital News

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