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Myanmar Railways Calls Fibre Optic Cable Maintenance Tender

State-run Myanma Railways (MR) under the Ministry of Rail Transportation has invited tenders for the maintenance of its optical fibre cable (OFC) line between Yangon and Mandalay, an announcement said.

“Myanma Railways now invites tenders from reputable local, foreign or joint venture companies to undertake works for maintenance and ensuring connectivity of the OFC between Yangon and Mandalay,” a notice from the managing director of MR said.

MR earlier finished building a 530-kilometre optical fibre cable backbone by using fibre ITU G-652 from Yangon to Mandalay.

Tender documents and background information could be obtained from the department’s office in Yangon. Enquiries can be made at +95 9 8300073 and +95 67 77070.

The tender in original and duplicate copies should be submitted to the Deputy General Manager, Supply Department, Myanma Railways, Corner of Theinbyu and Merchant street, Botahtaung township, Yangon by 2pm, Tuesday, May 27.

The applicant must also submit an electronic copy of the tender in a CD Rom. No submission via email will be entertained, the announcement said.

The government-run department in its announcement said: “In line with the National Development Plan, the government of Myanmar has been identifying the economic potentials to contribute to the country’s economic development. As our endeavours for national development, Myanma Railways (MR) is committed to establish potential rail concerned businesses.”

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