Mandalay to start numbering streets

Mandalay will start numbering streets in a bid to reduce confusion in the ancient city, said U Kyaw San Myint, a member of Mandalay City Development Committee (MCDC).

Many streets have the same names in the city and there is no system to naming them, he said.

“We will start numbering streets starting from Chan Mya Tharsi and will continue this in other townships later,” he added. “Also, in some areas of Mandalay the houses have no numbers, so we will try to bring some order to our streets.”

The city’s Urban Planning Unit conducted a study of road names, house numbers and zip codes in the 96th Ward in July and August 2018 to find how easy it was to find addresses in the city.

“The naming of the streets wasn’t systematic, as it was done by people living in the wards,” Mandalay city Mayor U Ye Lwin said. “As a result, many streets have the same name, which makes them hard to find. There are 20 Yadana streets, 14 Thitsar streets, and 13 Myitta streets, and many others have two or three names.”

Signboards will be put up in other townships after Chan Mya Tharsi, which is the township that has the most confusing street names.

Each sign will cost K60,000 (US$40) and will be installed under the supervision of the MCDC. Those who want to set up signs in their wards can donate funds, U Ye Lwin said.

“I am glad that many people have donated following the mayor’s announcement,” U Kyaw San Myint said.

Since the government took office in 2016, public participation has grown and there is better public-private cooperation in developing the city. – Translated

Source :Myanmar Times

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