Yangon Regional Government Says it Will Step Up Efforts to Reduce Earthquake Damage

​​ Yangon’s regional government is planning to form an earthquake monitoring committee in an effort to reduce the potential damage to the city’s buildings and to take responsibility for carrying out rehabilitation activities, state media has reported. The committee will be responsible for the promotion of public awareness of earthquakes and the development of a […]

Experts urge to check high-rise buildings for quake resistance

High-rise buildings in Yangon and Mandalay are needed to be checked for quake resistance as the cities are located near the Sagaing fault line, said Myanmar Earthquake Committee. “I think people who live in the quake zone need to be alert aganist possible quake,” said Daw Hla Hla Aung, Patron of the committee at a […]

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to head parliamentary group

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has been named chair of a parliamentary team, the National League for Democracy announced yesterday, fuelling expectations that the democracy icon does not intend to take a formal position in the new government. The NLD leader posted a statement on her Facebook page that listed her as chair of the […]