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Mitsubishi Corporation and Hitachi Ltd have been awarded a contract to supply and install a new train signalling system between Rangoon and Mandalay. The 2.4 billion yen (US$20 million) contract, signed on 15 May 2015, will be covered by a grant from the Japan International Cooperation Agency. The system will run for 140 kilometres between Yangon Central and Pyuntasa Station. The project is due to be completed in June 2017 and is one of many schemes planned to update Burma’s ageing railway infrastructure.