Long-awaited airport train finally running

During a trial period from Dec. 26 to Jan. 1 passengers are charged Rp 30,000 (US$2.2) for a one-way ticket. On Jan. 2, the fare will increase to Rp 70,000, and eventually it will increase to Rp 100,000 per trip.

For 36.3km journey, I consider ticket fares to be rather expensive. Promotional price of 2800 MMK will become regular price of 6600 MMK starting January 2, 2018. And, eventually, it will become 9500 MMK. But, if you have experienced Jakarta’s notorious traffic from airport to city, you’d probably be more glad that you have new travelling option.

လေဆိပ်ကနေ ဂျကာတာ မြို့ထဲကို ၃၆.၃ ကီလိုမီတာ ခရီးအတွက် စမ်းသပ်ကာလ အထူးလျှော့စျေးအနေနဲ့ ဒီဇင်ဘာလ ၂၆ ရက်နေ့ကနေ ဇန်နဝါရီလ ၁ ရက်နေ့အထိ ရထားလက်မှတ်ခ မြန်မာငွေ ၂၈၀၀ ကျပ်ကျသင့်မှာ ဖြစ်တယ်။ ဇန်နဝါရီလ ၂ ရက်နေ့ကနေ စပြီး မြန်မာငွေ ၆၆၀၀ ကျပ်ကျသင့်မှာ ဖြစ်ပါတယ်။ တဖြည်းဖြည်းနဲ့ မြန်မာငွေ ၉၅၀၀ ကျပ်အထိ တိုးမြှင့်ကောက်ခံ သွားဖို့ရှိပါတယ်။ စျေးများတယ်လို့ ဆိုနိုင်ပေမယ့် ဂျကာတာ လေဆိပ်ကနေ မြို့ထဲကို သွားရင် က​ြုံတွေ့နေကျ ယာဉ်ကြောကြပ်တည်းမှုကို ကြုံတွေ့ဖူးတဲ့သူတွေအတွက်တော့ ခုစတင်လိုက်တဲ့ ရထားပြ​ေးဆွဲမှုဟာ သတင်းကောင်းတစ်ခုပါပဲ။

Source: Long-awaited airport train finally running – News – The Jakarta Post

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Myanmar powers up

This is one tough question to answer.

The government heavily subsidises electricity prices, providing power to consumers at around 3 US cents a megawatt, compared with 16 cents in Cambodia. This is much less than the cost of production, which is around 8 or 9 cents. It costs the government around $350 million a year to subsidise the national grid.

The government seems to have deferred any move to raise electricity prices for fear of sparking protests and unrest, say some industry analysts. This has also raised fears that the government will continue to drag its feet on approving generation projects, as new plants would swell the subsidy bill further, increasing the budget deficit and straining public finances

Source: Myanmar powers up | Bangkok Post

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Yoma awards building contracts worth over US$400m for new Yangon developments

Likewise, conservation works including the dismantling, cataloguing and storing of all windows, doors, balconies, cast iron and other architectural items have been completed, and these items will be reused in accordance with the conservation management plan for the former headquarters of the Burma Railway Company.

via Yoma awards building contracts worth over US$400m for new Yangon developments, Companies & Markets News & Top Stories – The Straits Times

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