Open roads: fighting the city’s traffic woes

As head of the city’s traffic police force, Police Lieutenant Colonel Linn Htut has one of the most unenviable jobs in Yangon. His 1000-strong staff are responsible for keeping the roads safe – and moving – in spite of grinding traffic jams, out-of-control bus drivers and inexperienced drivers, all on a relatively small budget and […]

Myanmar to tighten rules for bus drivers in Yangon

YANGON, June 6 (Xinhua) — Myanmar will tighten its enforcement of rules for bus drivers in Yangon as part of efforts to reduce traffic accidents in the capital city, official media reported Friday. Altogether 41 people died and 358 others were injured in 122 road accidents occurred in the January-May period this year, said the […]