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Yangon to Use Smart Traffic Light Controllers

The Yangon region government is planning to use intelligent traffic light controllers to allay the woeful traffic situation in the former capital and commercial hub of Myanmar, an official said.

The system will be introduced in the city with assistance from Japan, Aung Khin, Yangon region’s transport minister, said.

The system was tested at the city’s eight-mile junction in December last year.

The minister said the test results were satisfactory, and the authorities are now in talks with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to install the system in the intersections where most traffic jams occur.

Yangon has more than 160 traffic lights, according to estimates.

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