Nov 19, 2015

22 bids for traffic contract

Twenty-two joint-venture companies have submitted tenders to upgrade Yangon’s traffic system, according to the roads and bridges department of the Yangon City Development Committee.

A departmental spokesperson said: “We have received 22 tender applications. The list includes foreign companies in joint ventures with domestic firms. The department will scrutinise them within a month.”

To solve Yangon’s worsening traffic jams, the YCDC invited bids to automate the road clearance system through a control centre.

The budget is about Ks20 billion and will be implemented as quickly as possible in a bid to unblock the congested city. Myanmar’s companies were not in a position to carry it out, the YCDC said.

There are 175 traffic posts in Yangon, some of which are not working effectively. Some are left unmanned and others are broken.

With the help of the Japan International Cooperation Agency, automatic traffic clearance systems have been installed at 10 posts in Yangon, centring on Chawdwingone in Mayangon Township.

Source: Eleven Weekly Media