THE Flyover Art Project, which has been developed under Myaynigone Flyover in Yangon, is planned to be finalised in March of next year, said Daw Naw Pan Thinza Myo, Yangon Region Minister for Kayin Ethnic Affairs.
Since first week of November, the project has been initiated by the Yangon Region government with technical assistance of the French Embassy in Myanmar with the aim of transforming the automotive ramps into public, art-filled spaces for pedestrians, she added.
The regional authorities plan to spend almost Ks400 million on the Flyover Art Project being implemented in three phases.
The first phase is now 80 per cent complete, said its Project Manager Alex Aung Khant.
The project will include works by university students from Technological Universities in Myanmar. It will also cover a new sport field.
Moreover, the regional authorities will allow street hawkers to open fast food stalls within the project areas.
The region government has no plan to remove billboards erected within the project areas under the permit of Yangon City Development Committee.
Thanks to the new scheme, public can relax at a pleasant place decorated with artwork.
Daw Naw Pan Thinza Myo urged people to actively participate in maintaining the sustainable development of the art project, with further plans to carry out similar projects under the Hledan Flyover after finishing the current project. In addition, several art projects are planned to be implement under Bayintnaung Flyover, 8-mile Flyover, Tamway Flyover and Shwegondaing Flyover.