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Japanese Railway Firm Pledges Support to Burma

12 November 2013

A Japanese company has agreed to help Burma develop its railways, according to state media. The government-owned New Light of Myanmar on Tuesday reported that East Japan Railway Company Executive Vice President Yuji Fukasawa met with Burma’s minister of rail transportation, Than Htay, in Naypyidaw. “The meeting focused on sharing technical know-how and management for development of Myanma railway transport,” the report said. It said East Japan Railway was also donating locomotives and coaches and other aid to improve Burma’s ailing railways as part of overseas development assistance being provided by Japan.