International standard Myanmar Aquarium targeted to open in 2020 in Yangon

The architectural model of the Myanmar Aquarium. Photo: MNA
The architectural model of the Myanmar Aquarium. Photo: MNA

U Tin Maung Tun of Mottama Development Company, which is implementing the aquarium project, said that Myanmar first international standard aquarium is underway to be opened in 2020.
“There will be glass tunnels, from which people can see fish above, called Under Water World. For that, there was a lot of security consideration. So, we took international technical assistance. The equipment is customized and cannot be bought in the market, which is why it takes time. Now, the construction of the building has completed. It has yet to be installed Light Sporting System and put fish. We are trying to open in 2020”, U Tin Maung Tun said.
This aquarium is built on the 5 acres of compound of Kandawgyi Park by Mayanmar Aqurium Co.ltd with the permission of Yangon Regional Government. The project was started at the beginning of 2014.
It was reported that it is the collaborate effort of Department of Fisheries and Myanmar Aquarium Co.Ltd with long term Loan agreement.
At the aquarium, there will be freshwater fish from most northern part of Myanmar, saltwater fish from Rakhine coastal region and fish along Ayeyarwady river for public to see.
It has been discussed with regional government that when it is open, the admission price will be affordable to everyone besides special prices for the students.
U Tin Maung Tun said “ the priority is for the public to see the international standard aquarium. Freshwater and saltwater fish species from most northern and southern part of Myanmar will be on display. For international tourist, this is where they can see all Myanmar fish species. There will be different admission price for foreigners”.
There will be 20 exhibitions and visitor will be briefed on the fish at entrance of each exhibition. Plus, children can touch and play with fish from some exhibitions.
Mottama Development group implementing Myanmar Aquarium Project is now building five international standard aquariums: one on Pyay Road M tower, one at Terminal M Shopping mall near Aung Mingalar Bus Terminal, one at habor trade tower near Yangon International Airport and one at HL tower.
Mottama showroom was opened at Maha Land Center on Kabar Aye Pagoda road, Yankin township, Yangon yesterday. — Zaw Gyi (Translated by Alphonsus)

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