The Yangon Region Transport Authority (YRTA) held its third workshop for YBS entrepreneurs at the YRTA meeting hall on 20 November. The workshop was conducted in collaboration with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
The workshop focused on vehicle maintenance, driver behavior and driving skills, said U Aung Nyi Nyi Maw, a member of the YRTA.
“Through this workshop, I would like to urge YBS bus line companies and other bus line in charges to apply the results emerging from the workshop. A motor vehicle’s fitness, driving skills of the drivers and their attitude are important for passengers,” said U Aung Nyi Nyi Maw.
Very few YBS companies have vehicle repair workshops, said Mr. Seki Yosui, the deputy team leader of JICA Bus Project. “I found out for the first time that YBS buses are operating through car companies, and only some of them have vehicle repair workshops,” he said.
The YRTA has formulated four main policies for YBS operations, carried out in cooperation with the JICA. The policies include making YRTA supervision of buses more efficient, handling complaints properly, conducting workshops, and ensuring safe and smooth transport to passengers, said Yoshihiko Takami, a vehicle maintenance specialist with JICA’s project for improving the public bus service in Yangon.
Currently, there are over 100 bus lines operating under YBS with over 4,500 buses plying daily in the Yangon region.
By Nyein Nyein
(Translated by Hay Mar)