16 Feb '12, 12pm

Myanmar eyes skytrain and underground system for Yangon

Myanmar eyes skytrain and underground system for Yangon

Aung Min, a retired general and minister for rail transportation tasked with negotiating an end to the decades-old conflicts, speaks to a Reuters reporter in his office in Naypyitaw on Feb 15, 2012. He said Myanmar is now talking with international companies for the construction of both a skytrain and underground train system for the commercial capital Yangon. -- PHOTO: REUTERS NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (REUTERS) - 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...

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