BUSINESS- JICA backs Rangoon-Mandalay railway upgrade

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is helping Burma’s Ministry of Railway Transportation upgrade the Rangoon-Mandalay railway and make it suitable for trains which travel 100km/hour. Although the project is nearly 75 percent complete, local engineers will need to undergo training courses in land measurement and assessment in order to complete the track upgrade, according to Deputy Minister of Rail Transportation Myint Thein.