Area map signboards to be installed in Yangon

Area map signboards containing information about historical buildings and heritage locations will be installed at 15 locations in Yangon’s Central Business District so tourists and local visitors can be easily guided as they explore places in the city.

Yangon Mayor Maung Maung Soe witnessed on Monday the installation of the first area-map signboard located in front of Yangon City Hall.

“In order for the public to become more aware about Yangon’s historical structures and attract more tourists, people are required to know the 15 locations at the city center, where there are a lot of historical buildings and is a business hub,” he said.

The other 14 boards will be put up within October, Maung Maung Soe added.

The directional signs will allow the public to easily locate the places they wish to go, so their exploration of the city becomes an enjoyable experience, he said.

The signboards are also aimed at encouraging the citizens to take good care of these beautiful heritage sites and public resting places.

Yangon, which is the economic capital of Myanmar, is not only vital for the country’s economic development but it is also a beautiful historical city, according to Japanese Ambassador Tateshi Higuchi, who was present at the installation of the first city map in front of the Yangon City Hall.

He said Japan will cooperate to conserve and protect historical heritage sites in Myanmar.

“In accordance with the directive that the State Counsellor has said about the development of Yangon being important not only to Yangon city, but for the whole country, we are going to be working together,” he said.

The Japanese International Corporation Agency (JICA), the Yangon Region government, the Yangon City Development Committee, and the Yangon Heritage Trust joined hands to make the project a reality.

Yangon Heritage Trust (YHT) communication officer Ma Theingi Lin said the company will assist in adding the necessary historical contents to the map.

The map will be useful for foreign tourists visiting Myanmar. In 2016 over 2.9 million foreigners visited the country and from April to July this year, tourist arrivals touched 2.02 million.

Source : Myanmar Times

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