Burma eyes skytrain and underground system for Yangon

20-Feb-2012 Intellasia | straitstimes | 7:01 AM Print This Post

Myanmar is in talks with foreign companies with a view to building elevated and underground train systems for the commercial capital Yangon, the country’s rail transport minister said on Wednesday ‘We are now talking with international companies for the construction of both a skytrain and underground train system for the commercial capital Yangon,’ the minister, Aung Min, told Reuters in an interview.

‘There is no such project planned for Naypyitaw,’ he said, referring to the small, newly built capital.

The former capital, Yangon, is Myanmar’s biggest city with an estimated 6 million of the country’s 60 million people living there.

Aung Min said the train systems in Bangkok and Beijing were models for the planned Yangon system.

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