MAUNGTAW Township Development Committee said it will repair the old Maha Bandoola Park in downtown Maungtaw, a town in Rakhine State, in the current fiscal year, its member said.
U Maung Tun Oo, an executive officer of the committee, said the project is estimated to cost over Ks24 million, adding that the project is a part of development plans of the Rakhine State government, which gave instructions on the development of new public parks and upgrading the old ones this FY, aiming to create more public locations for recreation.
Under the new plan, a wide range of children park materials and playground equipment will be installed in the park, the municipal authority continued.
“The park has many shady trees, a hall and the sculpture of Maha Bandoola, the general of the royal Myanmar armed forces in the first Anglo-Myanmar war. The park was crowded with residents over a past decade,” said U Tha Hla San, one of residents.
The Maha Bandoola Park in Maungtaw Township was established in 1997. For the time being, there has no visitor in the park and the door is locked every day.
Maung Sein Lwin (Myanma Alinn)