Myanma Railways to decrease freight rates as of 1 March

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The circular train is crowded with passengers at Yangon Central Railways Station. Photo: Phoe Khwar

AS PART OF its plans to offer extensive passenger and freight transportation services to commuters, the state-run Myanma Railways will decrease the freight rate on some goods starting 1 March, according to the railway.
Under the new policy, passengers can carry portable electronic devices for their personal use without paying any fees, including VCD, DVD and EVD players, video cameras, still cameras and laptops, which were included in the list of 69 kinds of cargo with a fixed freight rate.
The MR will also reduce rail freight prices for televisions measuring between 14 and 26 inches from Ks3,000 to Ks2,700; for televisions between 29 and 32 inches from Ks7,000 to Ks6,300; for big refrigerators from Ks10,000 to Ks9,750; for small-sized water pump from Ks2,000 to Ks1,800; for motorcycles from Ks7,000 to Ks6,300 and for air conditioners from Ks5,000 to Ks4,500. —Soe Win (MLA)

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