August 19, 2016

Part of Taungthaman Country Resort project suspended

Artist’s impression of Taungthaman Country Resort Project.
Artist’s impression of Taungthaman Country Resort Project.

THE Mandalay Region government has suspended part of the Taungthaman Country Resort Project from being implemented by Taungthaman Thitsar Co on a land plot nearby Taungthaman Lake in Amarapura Township.
The suspension of works on a 4.9-acre of land plot which is the part of the 40.27-acre project came after a recent inspection tour by the Mandalay Region Chief Minister. It is aimed at making a review on the part of project for its environmental impact.
Works on the part of the land adjacent to the Lake was ordered to be suspended but not the whole project, said U Khin Maung Tun, spokesperson of the company at a press conference yesterday.
The project, with two phases on two land plots of 40.27-acres and 58.83-acres include residential complexes, traditional cultural booths and handicraft malls, tourism service area and a recreation park.
The project is scheduled to be completed in 2019, according to sources.
The suspended site, about 200 feet from U Bein Bridge, is set for construction of shops, said a responsible person from the company, adding that tax was paid for land use.
According to the company’s spokesperson, more than 50,000 shady plants will be put on the project land and an EIA and SIA report on the project will be released soon.
The company paid taxes of more than K1 billion to the government, he added.
The previous Mandalay Region government allowed the company to implement the project on the 40.27-acre land on 5 March, 2015 and the 50-83-acre land on 28
March, 2016.


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