Magway reopens express bus lines outside region

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The passenger highway bus lines in Magway region have been granted permission to resume their services outside of the region, according to the Magway Region Licencing and Transportation Supervision Department.

To prevent spreading of coronavirus in Magway region, the passenger highway bus lines were suspended from 10 April to 15 May under the instruction of the regional government. On 16 May 2020, the regional government permitted the buses to resume in the first phase.

“On 16 May, the buses are permitted to resume in Magway region. Under the decision made at a meeting held on 28 May, the Magway regional government granted the highway bus lines to run the buses to other states and regions as well as to Nay Pyi Taw,” said U Thein Han, the regional head of Magway Region Licencing and Transportation Supervision Department. The passenger highway buses must follow the rules and regulations adopted by the Ministry of Health and Sports.

A total of 343 bus lines are operating across the country and 79 bus lines are being operated in Magway region while 141 bus lines are being operated from Magway region to other states and regions and the remaining 123 bus lines are being operated from other states and regions to Magway region.—Naing Tway (Translated by Hay Mar)

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