Myanmar to receive new carriages under Japan’s ODA

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Myanmar will receive 246 new carriages for Yangon circular railway and Yangon-Mandalay Railway Project between 2023 and 2025..  Photo: Supplied

The Japanese government provides its assistance to Myanmar under the Official Development Assistance (ODA), including the upgrade of railway projects in coordination with the Ministry of Transport and Communications.
Myanmar will receive 246 new carriages for Yangon circular railway and Yangon-Mandalay Railway Project between 2023 and 2025. Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) signed two contracts with Myanma Railways on 7 December.
By using the Japanese components, the carriages will be assembled by Spain’s railway vehicle manufactures CAF Group.
The carriages could run at the maximum speed of 60 km/hr on Yangon circular railway, and reduce the time for one circular route from the present 170 minutes to 110 minutes. The maximum speed on 620-km long Yangon-Mandalay route is expected at 100 km/hr, and the route will pass Nay Pyi Taw capital. The time taken on this route will decrease from 15 hours to 8 hours.
Such rail projects will provide Myanmar citizens with more convenient public transport and accelerate the economic development of Myanmar. The Japanese government will keep cooperating to provide high-quality infrastructure system for Myanmar. –MNA (Translated by Khine Thazin Han)

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