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, […]