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Japan-built weather radar a new landmark in Yangon

Yangon's newest landmark is a weather radar that is one of the 10 tallest structures in the city.

YANGON -- A weather observation radar that was built with Japan's help will soon begin operating in Yangon, Myanmar's largest city. Standing 18 stories tall, the new landmark will become an important piece of infrastructure in Myanmar, which is often hit by cyclones.  

The blue and white radar with a dome at the top is about 75 meters high and stands out in a city home to golden pagodas. It will become an important part of disaster prevention in the country, collecting data on rainfall and wind direction within a radius of about 450km. 

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