Politicians moving Mrauk-U outside archaeological zone

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Politicians moving Mrauk-U outside archaeological zone

Post by KoKo » Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:11 am

As Rakhine State’s Mrauk-U expands with the ballooning needs of a modern, urban center, local politicians are proposing moving it to a new location away from the ancient capital, which is in the process of bidding for world heritage status.

The “new city” project would entail relocating the modern city of Mrauk-U to a 2,700-acre site near the road to Kayuktaw, according to U Aung Kyaw Zan, the Rakhine State Minister of Electricity, Industry and Transportation.

A draft proposal was submitted to the state parliament by MP U Tun Thar Sein from Mrauk U Constituency 1. The plan was discussed in hluttaw on July 13.

Full story: bnionline

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