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 […]

Myanmar is lifting its game on earthquake preparations with initiatives that seek to make new buildings ‘quake-proof’

Students of the Myanmar’s Ministry of Construction training college on the outskirts of Yangon sit patiently listening in an open humid room, their tools stacked under their chairs. At face value, the class would appear to be yet another lesson in theory for for Yangon’s future builders, a standard curriculum for a vocational college. But […]