December 15, 2016

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The 127-year-old clock tower reopened

The 127-year-old clock tower in Sittway. Photo: Myat Wai
The 127-year-old clock tower in Sittway. Photo: Myat Wai

THE re-opening ceremony of a 127-year-old clock tower located in the compound of Myoma police station on Lanmagyi Street in Sittway Township was held as a gesture honouring the 69th anniversary Union Day.
Colonel Htein Lin, Minister for State Security and Border Affairs; U Maung San Shwe, Minister for the State Development Affairs Committee; and U Than Shwe, the chairman of the Township Development Committee formally opened the ceremony by cutting the ribbon.
This clock tower was built in 1887 and is now 127 years old. It was renovated for the first time in 1965, according to local people from Sittway Township.
The clock broke down in 1988 and has now been opened once again following renovations.

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