To effectuate the development of rail ways travel in Myanmar, Japan is coordinating with Myanmar and the ship carrying rail docked in Yangon Sule jetty for 14th consignment from Japan. Now, unloading is under process.
“The unloading process started at 12:45 pm on 1 June. These rails will be used in the Yangon-Mandalay railway upgrading project. This rail carrying ship docked in Yangon for the 14th time. These rails will be sent to the Yangon-Mandalay railway upgrading project Phase-1,” said General Manager U Aung Thu Latt with the Myanma Railways (MR) (lower Myanmar).
Yangon-Mandalay railway upgrading project is being implemented in two phases with the assistance of Japan. MR has been upgrading the Yangon-Mandalay railway, dividing into two parts spending of JICA ODA loans and the national fund. The first part of the project is Yangon–Toungoo which is about 166 miles while the second part of the project is Toungoo-Mandalay which is about 219 miles. The duration of the project is from 2017 to 2023.
The feasibility study of the second part of Toungoo-Mandalay project was started in May 2018 and the project design was drawn in 2019.
Japan is cooperating in the upgrading of Yangon-Mandalay railway as well as upgrading of Yangon circular railway for the development of the Myanma Railway industry. —Myint Maung (Translated by Hay Mar)