Published on Friday, 23 August 2013 13:19
Yangon regional government said they are discussing a five-year plan to improve transportation, electricity and water-supply systems in the city.
The move comes just a week after President Thein Sein said that his government will focus more on improving basic services in the next two years.
The President said in a public address that providing electricity and clean water will have an immediate effect on peoples lives.
"For those living in Yangon, enough electricity, water supply, and better transportation are important.
To fulfil those requirements, we are preparing to draw a 5-year plan. Different departments will need to take respective tasks,” said an official from Yangon Region Government.
The plan will cover electricity and water-supply projects planned by the Yangon City Development Committee and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
The authorities are aiming to provide sufficient electricity both in the city and peripheral industrial zones.
Meanwhile, Yangon City Development Committee is planning to purify water resources and distribute it to areas prone to water shortage.
A Bus Rapid Transit system is also in the plans to solve traffic problems in the city.
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