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Myanmar to buy over 1,000 buses from China to reinforce transport strength

Xinhua | Updated: 2017-04-15 19:27
YANGON -- Myanmar's Yangon regional government had entered a contract with Chinese Yutong company for buying over 1,000 buses to supply Yangon Bus Services System, official media reported Saturday.

The buses will arrive next month and run on Yangon Bus line, an official of Yangon Region Transport Authority was quoted as saying.

Yangon Region Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein vowed that Yangon bus services system will be upgraded to meet international standard early next year.

All 300 old bus lines running in Myanmar's former capital city of Yangon were abolished and replaced with up to the 79 new bus lines starting on Jan. 16 in an effort to reduce traffic jam in the city and make the bus lines systematically operational.

According to the Yangon regional office, there are currently 79 bus lines operated by 3,500 buses in Yangon to transport 2.5 million people daily out of 6 million's residents in Yangon.

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