Source: The Global New Light Of Myanmar

Date: 29 December 2017


To assist in water bus service which is currently operating in the Yangon river, the kamoeyeik river would be upgraded, said Yangon region Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein yesterday. he made the remark at the opening of a bridge linking South Okkalapa and Dagon Myothit (North) in Yangon yesterday.

With the service in the Ngamoeyeik river, the current water bus service would provide commuters with circular service of Yangon, he said. Yangon Water Bus was commissioned into service in October 7. With the help of France, the Yangon region government is carrying out survey to upgrade the Ngamoeyeik river and to develop the junctions of roads and rail roads in Yangon, said U Phyo Min Thein. Water buses start running at 6.55am. Each of the eight waterbuses now running can carry 140 to 230 passengers on 12 runs daily. Some are express buses and others "ordinary".