A semi-official newspaper in Burma says the nation plans to build a one-million-dollar tsunami warning system.
The Myanmar Times reports the system would broadcast radio warning signals along the coast, as well as update the country's tide and earthquake monitors. The project is expected to take three years to complete.
Burma's meteorology chief San Hla Thaw said his department will establish radio stations in coastal areas most likely to be affected by tsunamis.
He said the new warning system calls for adding eight new seismographic stations to the existing four in the country. The proposal also calls for adding three new tidal gauges, for a total of five.
Information for this report is provided by AFP.