BUSINESS – Dial-a-taxi service for Rangoon

Rangoon is set for its first ever taxi call service backed by a 1,500 strong fleet of taxicabs. The company’s three founders – including movie star Wai Lu Kyaw, as well as an entrepreneur and a private teacher – on Wednesday addressed more than 1,500 people at Burma’s Chambers of Commerce building. Taxicab owners will be able to rent their vehicles to the company, and the owners hope that the business will help to alleviate Rangoon’s traffic problem and reduce fuel consumption, according to state-run Global New Light of Myanmar.