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April 01, 2020

Yangon 6 townships test run Smart Parking project

Workers from a parking Company conduct a survey in Yangon. Photo: Myint Maung
Workers from a parking Company conduct a survey in Yangon. Photo: Myint Maung

“This system has been in use in other parts of the world for a long time, but this is for the first time to use the technology in Myanmar. Smart car parking system aims at preventing unnecessary delays in the parking of the vehicles and reducing the congestion of roads,” said Managing Director U Soe Zaw Min Htet of Team-2 Myanmar Gateway Engineering Consultancy.
Under the supervision of the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC), a smart parking project is underway as a pilot project from 22 March to 4 April in downtown six townships of the Yangon City Development Committee Area, according to the smart parking project tender competing companies.
The three technology companies have participated in YCDC’s smart parking tender bid. These companies are team-1 Paradigm Technology Company, team-2 Myanmar Gateway Engineering Consultancy, and team-3 Suntan Technology Company.
The three companies started their pilot projects of smart parking from 22 March onward to 4 April from 8 am to 6 pm. The companies have provided awareness for the parking users by putting a notice on the cars, which are parked on the road, for turning the current parking system into the smart one. The three companies will be responsible for the roads designated for them — team-1 is for car parking block-A between Bogyoke and Anawyahtar Roads, team-2 for car parking Block-B between Anawyahtar and Maha Bandoola Streets, and team-3 for car parking Block-C between Maha Bandoola and Merchant roads.
The three teams will submit work progress reports to the YCDC tender board. Then, the tender committee will choose the best team to continue to implement the smart car parking project.
Related to the smart parking charges, the payment will be made by cash or through the online system — that is through the use of mobile phones after developing of Block-A for Parking Yangon application, Block-B for Smart Parking @ Yangon application and Block-C for Flowbird application.
During this pilot period, there will be no need to make any payment. The parking fees will range from Ks 500 and Ks 300 to Ks 200 for upper block, middle block and lower block of the Bo Aung Kyaw Street, Anawyahtar, Maha Bandoola, Seikkantha, Bogyoke Aung San roads. —Myint Maung  (Translated by Hay Mar)

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