Joint Study Aims to Map Myanmar Quake Risks

Research into earthquakes is being carried out jointly by the Myanmar Earthquake Committee and the China Academy of Sciences. Myanmar Earthquake Committee secretary U Myo Thant said that 65 earthquake prediction (GPS) equipment will be deployed underground by geologists from both countries, starting in 2018. The equipment, which will record data, were installed in various […]

Experts warn of ‘urgent’ need to prepare Yangon for earthquakes

Earthquake experts met in Yangon this week to draw up plans to limit the damage that a seismic event could inflict on the city and its inhabitants. The Yangon city seismic hazard assessment project, which aims to develop a sustainable city plan, was launched on February 19. The immediate result of the project will be […]

Developers push for production materials to be made locally

The boom in construction has prompted local developers to press for the production of home-grown building materials. They say manufacturing steel and cement here instead of importing them could cut costs and create jobs. Recent economic reform have made construction sector the most developed sector of the economy, and attracted many foreign developers. “The construction […]