Yangon residents urge road repairs in survey
Yangon -- Yangon residents want better public transit, more roads and repairs made to existing ones to reduce traffic jams, a survey of about 10,000 households in the metropolitan area found.
The survey will be used to draft a strategic urban development plan for Greater Yangon, officials told Eleven Media. It was conducted by the Yangon City Development Committee and Japan International Cooperation Agency.
More than 70 per cent of the households surveyed rely on buses to get to work and for other activities, an interim report on the strategic plan said.
About onequarter of those surveyed also called for better public transport nationwide, officials said.
Yangon is facing traffic jams for the first time due to a dramatic increase in the number of new vehicles over the past year, following a deep fall in import taxes. Other reasons for traffic congestion include roads that are too narrow or in disrepair, residents said in the survey.
Eleven Media Group