While the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) is working to clean the air, soil and water in the city, it is now planning to measure the atmospheric conditions by using mobile atmospheric meters in order to measure more accessibility.
With four atmospheric meters set up in front of the City Hall, Hledan and Mingaladon townships, including the mobile one, gas which can cause respiratory illness for the public, are measured and published annually.
To reduce air pollution in cremation, the committee is installing advanced stoves and air purifiers, according to the Director for the Department of Environmental Conservation and Sanitation under the YCDC.
“Since environmental conservation plays a vital role in cities, it is necessary to clean the air, soil and water to maintain a good ecosystem and sustain the environment,” the director said.
As for water treatment, a central treatment plant is planned to collect wastewater from industrial zones that cause water pollution. For sewage, the Thanlyatsun Sewage Treatment Plant is implemented in Botahtaung Township. Wastewater from households is co-produced along a downstream line, and arrangements are made to manage landfills that cause pollution.
According to the YCDC, garbage is sorted and incinerated and buried depending on waste collected from households, hospitals or clinics and industrial zones. – Pwint Thitsar/GNLM