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December 15, 2018

Study seeks Yangon residents’ views on city heritage

Civil service personnel walk past one of Yangon heritage buildings  in downtown Yangon.—Photo: Aye Min Soe
Civil service personnel walk past one of Yangon heritage buildings in downtown Yangon.—Photo: Aye Min Soe

Yangon, 26 May—The Yangon Heritage Trust will initiate a project in the city this month to study residents’ opinions on preservation and development of their local environment, the trust announced Tuesday.
The programme will be led by the YHT, with the assistance of the New Zealand government and with the support of the Yangon City Development Committee, and will provide one of the first opportunities for downtown communities to express their views about the streets and urban environments they inhabit.
The trust, which advocates for heritage preservation in Yangon, can provide options and bring technical advice and lessons learned from abroad, said Dr Thant Myint-U, founder and chairman of the YHT.
“In the end it’s the people of Yangon who will need to decide how they would like to protect their heritage and see their city grow,” he said. “This project is for us a hugely important initial step towards trying to engage local people and communities, and hear from them their thoughts, stories, and ideas for the future.”
The community engagement project will seek ways to address concerns raised by local residents and help the government. Addressing the concerns of local residents, however, does not fall within the scope of the project, according to the YHT. GNLM

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