SUMP Project Final Conference in Yangon, Myanmar
On Wednesday July 26th the SUMP Project turned to an end with its final conference, held at Main Hall of Yangon City Development Committee.
The SUMP project supported Yangon in improving public transportation by building institutional technical capacities, creating a stronger strategic planning capacity, facilitating access to appropriate technologies and encouraging community participation in public decision-making.
The conference had the aim to share the experience gathered during the two year implementation of the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan project and to present its outcomes. It was attended by the secretary of Yangon City Development Committee, YCDC committee members, European Union Delegation, Italian Embassy and Italian Cooperation, Local Authorities (Township Administration, YCDC Township Administration), Traffic Police Force, Yangon Regional Transport Authority, Myanmar Railways, CBOs from project townships, Private Companies, media and other interested organizations working on Mobility and other Urban Developments.
In the final session of the conference participants, after having been informed about the activities implemented by the project, were able to debate with the Authorites about possible future pathways towards a more sustainable management of mobility in Yangon.
In a parallel event to the final conference, a “Mapping day” was implemented by SUMP project partners with the support of Phandeeyar and One Map. The topic was about uploading information on public transportation, street naming and public institutions to Open Street Map, a goal to be achieved with the support of voluntary mappers.