BRIEF — New pier for Rangoon- Dala ferry commuters

A fresh pier in Dala, across the river from Rangoon, is to be built in anticipation of the arrival of new ferries pledged by the Japanese government. Hundreds of commuters make the trip between Rangoon and Dala every day, despite the town being without a sturdy pier. The Department of Marine Administration has planned the construction project, having previously voiced concern over the three dilapidated ferries currently in service. The Japanese ferries are due to arrive in Burma this year.