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Published on Tuesday, 27 November 2012 21:37
CCTV surveillance cameras installed at Shwegondine Traffic Lights. (Photo-Win Myint Kyaw/EMG)
Yangon will resume the installation of closed-circuit television (CCTV) surveillance system to improve public safety, official said.
“We are currently planning to resume the Yangon’s public security plan. This [CCTV scheme] will help us catching criminal faster,” Chief of Myanmar Police Force Kyaw Kyaw Tun said. “The plan was initiated in 2010. But, somehow it was postponed. One of the reasons behind the delay was the lack of budget.”
He added that the system might also prevent crime.
CCTV cameras will be installed at major traffic junctions—especially those with heavy traffic—and downtown areas soon.
The police force is currently discussing further the plan with officials of Yangon regional administration, as well as with both local and foreign technicians.
The population of Yangon has now reached 6 millions. However, the number of crime cases in the commercial city of Myanmar remains low.