Energy demand in Myanmar is rising fast. The country is abundantly rich in natural energy resources, but the investment of capital and technology will not be able to unlock these resources in time to fulfill the growing need for power.
Government officials met with Shwedagon Pagoda’s Senior Sayardaw Committee last week to discuss several nearby construction projects, a member of Shwedagon Pagoda’s trustee committee U Win Kyai told The Myanmar Times.
Foreign-backed projects will assist in rapidly develop the infrastructure sector in Myanmar, according to the Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2015 by UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific.
Shwedagon Pagoda is the historical and cultural centre of Yangon, and if its character should fade, the character of Yangon will also fade away, said Daw Hlaing Maw Oo, assistant director of the Department of Human Settlement and Housing Development’s Urban and Regional Planning Division.