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Yangon Police hope to tackle crime via CCTV

The Yangon regional government will try to control crime and security threats in the city through a closed circuit TV command centre, a government official said. “In Yangon, our police force is not big enough to carry out all police duties, so we have to enlist the aid of technology,” said Col Aung Soe Moe, […]

Mandalay’s challenging road to becoming a smart city

At the 32nd ASEAN Summit in Singapore in April, Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong called for an ASEAN Smart Cities Network to assist smart and sustainable development in 26 cities in ASEAN. Earlier this month, a list of the 10 most promising cities among the 26 was highlighted by Cristina Lago, online editor of […]

YRTA’s school bus program to be launched in coming academic year

YANGON – The school buses being purchased by Yangon will be running on June 1 of the coming academic year, said Dr Maung Aung, Secretary of Yangon Region Transport Authority (YRTA). “We are going to hold a kick-off ceremony soon to talk to bus drivers,” said Maung Aung. “The school buses will include CCTV and […]

Yangon set to launch card payment system for public transport

For the convenience of nearly 3 million commuters who use public transport on a daily basis, an international payment system will be launched in Myanmar’s commercial hub in the last week of April, Yangon Region Chief Minister Phyo Min Thein said on Friday. “We will launch YPS [Yangon Payment System] by April. We will make […]

Government cracking down on illegal trading & smuggling

The Union government is planning to take stringent measures against illegal trading in order to prevent the smuggling of contraband, which causes a great loss of revenue, said U Kyaw Win, Union Minister for Planning and Finance. “It is essential for the nation to control contraband but it must be carried out in a systematic […]

Myanmar Shwe Ying selected for Yangon traffic control system project

Subscribe to our tender alert mailing list THE Myanmar Shwe Ying Company has been selected to implement a project that includes the establishment of a control centre and the upgrading Yangon’s traffic lights with CCTV cameras, said Saw Tun Mya Aung, Kayin ethnic affairs minister of Yangon Region government. According to the regional minister, who […]

Taxi Call Centre Eyes September Start

Taxi Call Centre, a private cab hailing service, will begin operations in early September, the company said. Under the service, people will be able to call taxis to set stations, said Dr Zi Wa, managing director of Tax Call Centre (TCC). TCC will start with 500 taxis, and will later expand to collaborate with other […]

Thingyan’s Pandal permits to be revealed

Yangon authorities will announce next week how many pandals will be set up for this year’s water festivities. Applicants have until tomorrow to put in their request, and the winners will be drawn by lot and announced on March 17, said the city’s development committee. All pandal construction must be completed at least three days […]