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August 09, 2020

New Yangon Water Bus jetties to be opened

New Yagon Water Bus jetties will be constructed by YRTA. Photo: GNLM/Phoe Khwar
New Yagon Water Bus jetties will be constructed by YRTA. Photo: GNLM/Phoe Khwar

The Yangon Region Transport Authority (YRTA) is making arrangement to construct new Yangon Water Bus (YWB) jetties near Bandula Bridge, Dawbon Township and Shwepyitha bridge, Hlaingthaya township, according to a report in the Myawady Daily yesterday.
“Currently, Yangon Water Bus is operating Insein-Botahtaung route. Later on, authorities are planning to operate between Bandula bridge- Shwepyitha-Hlaingthaya and Aungzayar bridge. The authorities are also planning to run along the Nga Moe Yeik creek. The long-term project will be implemented next year,” said Dr. Maung Aung, the secretary of the YRTA.
Water bus fare will be Ks300 for one route but no need to pay the cash. Any pay card will be available at the jetties.
Currently, YWB is operating between Insein and Botahtaung with stops at Shwepadauk-Kyeemyindaing-Lanthit-Pansodan jetties. The boat will run between 6:00 am to 8:00pm. Yangon Region Government wants to reduce Yangon’s traffic congestion by developing water transportation. Many commuters also took Yangon Water Bus on the opening day.
Now, Yangon Water Bus is running daily for 19 rounds between Insein and Botahtaung.—GNLM

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