Report Outlines Yangon Heritage Strategy

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The Yangon Heritage Trust outlines its conservation strategy for Myanmar’s former capital.

Irrawaddy media reported the “Yangon Heritage Strategy” is a 150-page report that outlines YHT’s vision and strategy to combine heritage conservation with sustainable development.

inside no 4The strategy includes 24 action plans on issues ranging from expansion of green space to improved street-scapes to transform downtown Yangon into a future international hub for arts and culture.

It includes the introduction of long-term measures to protect the city’s heritage, the report said.

YHT proposes the creation of a coordinating body to oversee urban planning, promote public awareness of the importance of heritage conservation, and introduce a regulatory framework based on a revised heritage law.

It would include mandatory building height regulations across the city to protect heritage areas. Full story.

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