Rangoon’s Minister of Finance says there are plans for new overpasses to relieve traffic congestion in Tamwe, Bahan and Mayangone townships, and traffic lights for 65 busy junctions.
The increasing number of cars in Burma is causing severe traffic jams and congestion. Now experts are trying to find a solution to the traffic problem, which also addresses the environmental situation.
Experts say a holistic approach is needed to resolve Rangoon’s worsening traffic jams, but the government’s response has been to tinker around the edges.
Opened nearly 20 years ago, Shwe Bon Thar Road flea market was the biggest not just in Yangon, but in the entire country.
Locals are calling for official assistance, as well as measures to prevent an outbreak of waterborne diseases such as dysentery.
“It would be impossible to wash off the dirt that has been piling up for more than 50 years in just one morning,” said Win Myint.