MYANMAR Shweyin Co was given a warning by Yangon Region government about its delays in installation of a traffic light control center and replacement of old traffic lights in Yangon Region.
The authorities fined the company K100,000 per day when the project failed to meet the deadline on 2 August. In accord with a new agreement, the company has to finalise all works no later than the last week of this month.
Under the project, 154 old traffic lights across Yangon will be replaced with modern ones. A control center to ease traffic congestion in the city will also be built. Chinese technicians are providing their support to successfully complete the project.
The new project will use state-of-the-art technology such as a power storage system, CCTV security cameras and voice signals for road users.
Authorities say the new project is expected to reduce traffic problems, including car accidents and traffic jams.—200