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Rangoon Govt to Install Air Pollution Monitors

21 February 2014

The Rangoon municipal government announced this week that it would spend around US$600,000 on equipment to monitor air quality in Burma’s largest city, reports Mizzima. “The equipment will be installed at 15 locations,” said Aung Myint Maw, the deputy head of the Yangon City Development Committee’s Environmental Protection Department. Five of the instruments will be installed at busy intersections, four will be placed in industrial zones, and the rest will be mobile devices that can be moved around the city, he added. The devices, which will be installed with the help of the German Society for International Cooperation, will be solar-powered.