The cost of the Mandalay City Mahar Thingyan pandal will be reduced nearly fifty million Kyats this year according to the Mandalay City Development Committee.
“Mandalay City Development Committee spent about 326 million Kyats for the 2017 Thingyan festival. The mayor earmarked a total of 275 million Kyats for the Thingyan festival for this year, nearly 50 million Kyats less than last year. We reduced the cost for entertainment” said Joint Secretary of City Development Committee U Thet Naing Tun.
Although hiring artists for entertainment was reduced, the Myoma Amateur Musical Instrument Association, the Myanma traditional Hsaing professional Sein Twint Lwin and the modern orchestra Dream Lover will entertain during the four-day Thingyan festival.