National Races Village (Yangon) reopened following COVID-19 guidelines

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The Union National Races Village (Yangon) reopens to public on 2 May 2021.

The Union National Races Village (Yangon) under the Department of Ethnic Literature and Culture, Ministry of Ethnic Affairs, was temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and reopened yesterday morning.
The opening ceremony was attended by Union Minister U Saw Tun Aung Myint, Deputy Minister U Zaw Aye Maung, Yangon Region Administration Council members, officials, special invitees and ethnic literature and culture organizations and department staff.
At the ceremony, the Union Minister said the Union National Races Village (Yangon) was established with the aim of strengthening the spirit of national unity by being able to study the cultural traditions of the ethnic nationalities that have been living together in the country for a long time, and it has been over 19 years today.
The Union National Races Village was closed on 24 March 2020 and will be reopened following the COVID-19 rules and regulations. Annual traditional festivals of ethnic nationalities will continue to be held, and entertainment programmes will also be convened on weekends in cooperation with the National University of Arts and Culture.
The Union Minister and party toured the Nan Myint Tower, ethnic traditional houses, the site for jetty and the mangrove forest. They met the ethnic literature and culture organizations. During the meeting, he stressed the need to be united among the ethnic nationalities for stability and peace in the country.
The Union Minister also met with the officials from the Union National Races Village and provided cash assistance.
In the afternoon, the Union Minister and the Deputy Minister met with the nine Rakhine Literature and Cultural organizations in Kamayut and provided cash assistance.
He also met with the Kayin Literature and Cultural organizations in regions/states and provided cash assistance. — MNA

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