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Yangon Water Bus strives for resumption of ferry between Lanthit terminal and Sapachaung terminal in Dala

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The Yangon Water Bus was launched in Hline and Yangon rivers to ensure smooth transport of passengers and ease traffic congestion.

The Yangon Water Bus was launched in Hline and Yangon rivers to ensure smooth transport of passengers and ease traffic congestion. Moreover, the ferry service was performed between Lanthit terminal on Strand Road in Yangon City and Sapachaung terminal in Dala Township. Now, efforts are made to resume the suspended ferry service in coming July.
“I think the ferry service between Sapachaung and Lanthit terminal may be resumed at the end of this month or early next month. There is no plan to resume the cruise trip in Yangon River. It is because these services depend on travels of people and price of fuel,” said Daw Khin Khin Pyone of Yangon Water Bus Company.
Sapachaung-Lanthit route run for the smooth transport of service personnel and workers leading to Yangon in the second wave of COVID-19 was suspended in February. Within a decade, traffic congestion has been rising in Yangon City as a terrible problem. Hence, the Yangon Water Bus gives transport services to service personnel and people from the Aungzeya suspension bridge in Insein Township to Botahtaung Port. Moreover, river cruise trips were arranged for people in order to relax in Yangon River, enjoy scenic beauties of Yangon City and pleasant views of Yangon River and create excursions to Twantay and Thanlyin during official holidays.
Jetties were kept in the far distance from the port of Cherry ferries for running the ferry boats to transport teachers and students who attend the schools from Dala Township to Yangon in monsoon. Thanks to ferry boats, people can travel between Dala and Yangon City safely. Hence, the company arranged a new route for the service personnel and people between Sapachaung and Lanthit terminals.
The ferry boats were run from Sapachaung to Lanthit from 6 am to 9:30 am and from Lanthit terminal to Sapachaung between 3:30 pm and 7 pm daily. Currently, efforts are being made to resume the Yangon Water Bus service from Sapachaung of Dala to Lanthit in Yangon City.—Nyein Thu (Yangon)/GNLM

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