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When Yangon is shaking

Is the former capital ready to resist a strong earthquake? Ko Kyaw Zin Latt lives on the 7th floor of a seven-storey building. On a normal day, he relaxes and enjoys the view over Yangon. But on January 12, he enjoyed the shakes instead. That day, an earthquake of magnitude 6.0 on the Richter scale […]

More traditional hospitals to be opened nationwide

PLANS are underway to extend more traditional hospitals in wide parts of the country, said U Myint Oo, a director from the Department of Traditional Medicine. The Department of Traditional Medicine said it will officially open 19 hospitals and eight township departments of traditional medicine in the near future. These facilities have been constructed since […]

Ready to Rumble?

​​ Weekend investigates the sleeping giant underneath Yangon. It’s not a matter of if, but when. This verdict comes up time and time again when speaking to local and international experts on the likelihood of Yangon’s next big earthquake. Why? The largest city in Myanmar is currently facing twin threats of bad location and bad timing. […]

Experts urge to check high-rise buildings for quake resistance

High-rise buildings in Yangon and Mandalay are needed to be checked for quake resistance as the cities are located near the Sagaing fault line, said Myanmar Earthquake Committee. “I think people who live in the quake zone need to be alert aganist possible quake,” said Daw Hla Hla Aung, Patron of the committee at a […]

UNESCO Listing to Ramp Up Tourism Investments

UNESCO’s recent listing of three ancient Pyu-walled cities, in Myanmar’s dry upper Irrawaddy regions, are widely hoped to increase sustainable investment in the regions, with the possibility of future tourism to the World Heritage sites boosted. The cities, Sri Ksetra, Halin and Beikthano, represent a large stretch of area occupied by the bronze-age Pyu people, […]