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Yangon Urban Evacuation Space Web Map

Introduction

For Yangon Region Urban Evacuation Place Mapping, two online workshops were held in September and November 2020, in collaboration with other relevant departments, under the auspices of the Yangon Region Disaster Management Department (YDMD) and the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC). The main purpose is To provide temporary shelter or place with accessible roads, electricity, water and toilets which mentioned in the map to a large number of people affected by a disaster. In addition to the workshop, field data was collected from the departments, and one collective field study was conducted. In this Safe Evacuation Map, only three places of the townships are initially listed and a list has been compiled for further development. We special thank to Departments in Yangon Region that coordinate and assist in this process: Disaster Management Department; Yangon City Development Committee; Department of Sports and Physical Education; Township General Administration Department, Yangon Region Education Office Department of Religious Affairs Special, and Yangon Technological University.

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Urban Evacuation Place Rating

The urban evacuation place level is divided into three levels as follows:

  • Grade A
  • Grade B
  • Grade C

Grade A

If the A-level shelter is a building, it must be an earthquake-resistant building with a capacity of 500 people or more. If the space is vacant, such as a field or playground, it must be able to accommodate a population of 1,000 or more. There are more than 10 toilets. Water and electricity must be available. In addition, easy and convenient delivery of relief supplies. On the side of the road, it must be located in a central location such as a safe environment.

Grade B

If the B-level shelter is a building, it must be an earthquake-resistant building with a capacity of 300 to 500 people. If the land is vacant, such as a field or playground, it should be able to accommodate 500 to 1,000 people. Less than 10 toilets, water and electricity are available. In addition, easy and convenient delivery of relief supplies. On the side of the road, It must be located in a central location that is safe and secure. If it has A-level capacity, but the standard toilet facilities are weak, the rating can be reduced to B-Level.

Grade C

If the C-level shelter is a building, it must be a decent building with a capacity of 1 to 300 people. If the plot is vacant, such as a field or playground, it should be able to accommodate 1 to 500 people. There is no toilet, water, and electricity supply or one of them, or two of them, are missing. In addition, easy and convenient delivery of relief supplies. On the side of the road, It must be located in a central location that is safe and secure. If it has a C-level population and a solid or an earthquake-resistant building, If there are adequate toilets and water supply, it can be upgraded to B level.

Disclaimer

The information presented on the map is based on data obtained from various departments and is presented with the closest possible figures, so errors may be corrected as soon as possible

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Place Data Sources

  • Department of Disaster Management (DDM)
  • Department of State Religious Affairs
  • Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC)
  • Regional Education Office
  • Department of Sports and Physical Education
  • Yangon Technological University
  • General Administration Department
  • Plan International Myanmar

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