Myanmar Transport Sector Policy Note: How to Improve Road User Charges
To maximize the economic efficiency of Myanmar's transport system, road user fees should be set equal to the costs of the resources consumed when using the road network.
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Myanmar’s road sector investment needs—and costs—reach about $1.45 billion annually. Road externalities in Myanmar, particularly accidents, represent a cost similar in magnitude. The infrastructure and external costs associated with each vehicle are high, justifying a potentially high level of taxation.
This report presents a preliminary economic analysis of road user costs and fees, partly drawing from the World Bank’s Road User Charge model and analysis framework, and a review of the tolling system. Proposed improvements in the road user charging framework include measures such as creating a new heavy vehicle license fee, creating a fuel levy, and restructuring the road tolling program.
About the Transport Sector Policy Note
The Myanmar Transport Sector Policy Note is composed of a series of 9 reports, and a Summary for Decision Makers.
- Executive Summary
- The Costs Associated with Road Use
- User Charging System and Cost Recovery
- Review the Ministry of Construction’s Tolled Road Program
- Possible Improvements in the Road User Charging Framework