Yangon Region government will start Bus Rapid Transit project this year after inviting bids from interested companies to implement the project, the Daily Eleven reported, citing a local government minister.
Yangon Region government minister for road transportation Aung Khin said the bids would be invited from companies this year for Bus Rapid Transit system in Yangon.
The increased traffic in Yangon which is partly caused by changes in car import policies since two years ago deteriorated the traffic congestions in Yangon.
The local government would seek advices and approval from the central government for the project. A technical support team have been formed with Yangon City Development Committee, the governing body of municipal affairs in the commercial city under the Yangon mayor, bus lines and other organizations.
The minister guaranteed that the local government would provide necessary gas supply for the buses to keep the fare charges low.
“We’ll try to start the project this year,” he told the Daily Eleven.
The system will make its trial run on Pyay road taking is advantage of its width. The further decisions would be made on the success of the test run. But the report did not mention the period of the test run.