YRTC suspends Yangon city taxis, freight vehicles registration services

The Yangon Region Transport Committee (YRTC) has temporarily suspended the city taxis and freight vehicles registration services since 15 July due to a recent third wave of COVID-19 disease, according to the YRTC. It had been only two weeks that the services were resumed as per the COVID-19 guidelines on 1 July, after being suspended since 16 March 2020.

The registration services of YRTC is reportedly suspended since the Department of Road Transport and The Department of Transport Planning have suspended public services, according to the Joint Secretary of the YRTC. The resumption date will be announced in advance. However, it is difficult to say for sure because of the temporary suspension of services, he added.

During the resumption of services for two weeks, the YRTC provided 825 city taxis registration services at No.297, Thanthumar Road, South Okkalapa Township and 1,943 freight vehicles registration services near the office of the Transport Planning Department on Strand Road. At present, the total number of city taxi registered vehicles in the Yangon Region is over 65,000, with more than 20,000 taxi licences from other regions and states. A total of around 50,000 freight vehicles are registered, according to YRTC.

Source: The Global New Light of Myanmar


Export, import to operate as usual during public holidays

The State Administration Council has declared the public holidays from 17 to 25 July in order to conduct COVID-19 prevention, control and treatment activities effectively. During these public holidays, the Customs Department will continue offering services for the importation of medicine and medical equipment for COVID-19 treatment via sea, air and land borders, according to the department.

Myanma Port Authority and jetties will also keep running their operations not to occur delays in international trade flows. The allocation of berth for vessels will be made every other day starting 18 July. The Delivery Order (DO) will be granted on 20 and 22 July, and the people can contact the respective Shipping Agency Department, if necessary, said Myanma Port Authority.

The border trade camps will operate the import and export procedures as usual without suspending the operations during these public holidays. The Ministry of Commerce cooperates with the department concerned to facilitate the importation of COVID-19 preventive gears and other medical supplies in line with the SOP, according to the ministry.

Source: The Global New Light of Myanmar