BRIEF — New railroad links Rangoon with delta

A rail connection opened between Hlaing Tharyar, Rangoon Division, and Henzada on the Irrawaddy delta. Passenger and freight services will operate on the new railroad starting on 24 May, according to an official from Myanmar Railways. Construction of the 40-mile railway – from Hlaing Tharyar, the site of an industrial park, past Nyaung Don and Zalon towns to Henzada – began in 2010.