The Yangon City Development Committee launched a training programme focused on the systematic operation and maintenance of garbage vans on 20 September.
This initiative aims to improve knowledge and skills related to garbage truck maintenance and operation, ensuring their prolonged use in preserving Yangon’s cleanliness. The training programme has several objectives, including enforcing departmental work rules among drivers, enhancing safe driving practices in compliance with traffic regulations, and proficiency in managing hydraulic systems. The primary goal is to prevent major vehicle weaknesses through daily checks of critical components like oil, water, air and lubricant.
The course covers various essential aspects, such as effective ground cleaning techniques, economical use of vehicle maintenance supplies, vehicle maintenance procedures, and strict adherence to traffic regulations. Instruction on engine operation in the currently employed garbage vans will be provided by experienced motorists and engineers from the Department of Urban Environmental Conservation and Sanitation.
This comprehensive training programme is attended by 45 trainees from township offices under the Department of Urban Environmental Conservation and Sanitation, spanning four weeks. — TWA/KZW