Myanmar Railways has invited tenders from local and foreign businesses to set up a joint venture to introduce luxury train cars, which will target foreign tourists, to the railway system, U Zaw Phay Sein, general manager of the state-run enterprise, said.
The joint venture will be expected to handle the tasks of repairing steam train engines and buying or constructing new luxury train cars that meet international standards.
“We will invite tenders from private businesses to set up a joint venture with the government. We will initiate the operations after carefully scrutinising the bidders and choosing [the winner],” said U Zaw Phay Sein.
The tender invitation was issued on September 15 and can be submitted until after October 15, with a submission fee of K10,000.
“The main thing is to be able to provide full service to foreign tourists. Some tourists like to experience luxury train rides,” U Tin Tun Aung, joint secretary of the Union of Myanmar Travel Association, told Myanmar Business Today.