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Why do they choose brandnew trains?

Myanma Railways orders Japanese DMUs
http://www.railwaygazette.com/news/traction-rolling-stock/single-view/view/myanma-railways-orders-japanese-dmus.html

It's interesting that Myanmar didn't order secondhand DMUs to procure rolling stocks with cheaper price.
Secondhand DMUs have been common in the nation.
If you visit Yangon Station, you'll be able to see many kinds of the DMUs that used to running in Japan.

But, after the contract, brand new trains will appear in the rustic Yangon Station.
And, I wonder how trains can travel 267km of Yangon – Naypyidaw – Taungoo section with 3 h 20 min.
Old tracks will also be replaced?