Renovation of the sidewalks and railing fences of the moat in Mandalay will be undertaken by the Mandalay City Development Committee. The financing will come from a fund in the amount of Ks.400 million that is appropriated for the project to beautify the surroundings of the moat.
The MCDC commenced the project of repairing the sidewalks and the steel railings on 26th Street, and it is expected to be complete by the end of March, according to an official from the MCDC.
“We have an appropriated budget of Ks. 400 million to beautify the surroundings of the moat and to renovate the Man Thida Park. When the Central Command takes responsibility for the project to renovate the Park, all of the Ks. 400 million will go exclusively to the project” said U Kyaw San Myint, a member of the Mandalay City Development Committee.
During the substitution of the railings, workers will use dull coloured steel railings in order not to tarnish the pristine beauty of the moat. Mandalay residents and the Mandalay Technological University have sent designs of the railing to the committee and it will select the design which is the most suitable for the cultural environment.
“It’s good renovating the pavements and the railings around the moat; since they are in poor shape, the city look ugly,” said U Khin Maung Kyi, a resident in Mandalay.
The MCDC decided to renovate the pavement and railing because there are many rat holes under the pavement and the base of the fence of the moat is not as strong as it used to be.