Private companies to construct flyovers in Yangon

The Yangon city government plans to contract flyover construction projects in the city to private companies in the 2015-2016 fiscal year. 

To reduce traffic in Yangon, the upcoming flyovers will be 54 kilometres long and are expected to take drivers around the city in 30 minutes.

“There will be charges for using these roads. Those who don’t want to be stuck in traffic can go through the flyovers,” said an official from Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC). 

The cost of constructing the flyovers will be US$2.5 billion. Both domestic or foreign companies are eligible to get permission to do the project. 

The flyovers will be constructed in line with international standards, said the official from the YCDC.

Critics argue that building overpasses is a piecemeal tactic that will not really reduce traffic in Yangon.