Jun 26, 2013

Myanmar to invite tenders for coffee shops on Yangon-Mandalay Expressway

Myanmar will invite tenders for running coffee shops with public toilets on Yangon-Mandalay Expressway soon, according to sources from the Ministry of Construction.

The ministry has constructed some coffee shops and some more are still under construction on the expressway, it said.

"The ministry is now in the process of building the coffee shops for the convenience of the people travelling on the expressway. A number of toilets have already been completed while many other are being constructed.

The coffee shop operators are required to take care the toilets, which to be opened for service to travelers free of charge, said Kyi Zaw Myint, the chief engineers of the expressway.

The entrepreneurs in the bidding will get one-year permission to run the places if they're selected and car repair services shops will also be built nearby.

"The shops will be built every 20 miles along the road. The construction project is now 80% completed. They use solar power for electricity," he added.

Already finished public rest areas are located at 76 Milestone, 158 Milestone, 243 Milestone, and 317 Milestone, according to the ministry. The construction of the coffee shops to be attached has also started now.

Source: Eleven Weekly Media