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Myanmar Red Cross trained lifeguards serve at Yangon Waterboom Park

Myitmakha News Agency

Yangon, March 2 – lifeguards trained by the Myanmar Red Cross Association (MRCA) are serving as lifeguards in Yangon’s brand new waterpark, Waterboom, situated in Tharkayta township.

According to the people behind Yangon Waterboom, the waterpark features security guards, warning signs, safety boats and life jackets, together with medicines and equipment to assist the disabled.

“We have appointed staff trained by the Myanmar Red Cross Association as lifeguards in order to make the park a secure environment for visitors. The staff will be able to assist in cases of emergency such as injuries, water rescue and cardiopulmonary resuscitation,” said U Kiwi Aliwarga, Chief Executive Officer of UMG group of companies .

The water park is equipped with international standard water slides and facilities, with over 60 staff and first aid equipment in place for any emergency. The Yangon Waterboom Park is also stocked with over 500 rubber rings, it is known.

“We have technological equipment in place for health emergencies such as cramping whilst in the water, as well as first aid on hand to deal with other medical matters,” said U Kyaw Lin Soe, head of media for Yangon Waterboom Park.

Yangon Waterboom Park officially opened to the public on March 2, 2016. The opening of the park sees promotional entrance fees applied until 26 March, with adults being charged K16,000 and children K12,000 during weekdays, with weekend prices costing K20,000 for adults and K16,000 for children.

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