A TENDER bidding event for undertaking the major renovation of historic sites in Innwa Ancient City will be held in mid-August by the Department of Archaeological Research and National Museum (Mandalay Branch), it has been learned.
“We plan to open the tender for the new project which also includes upgrading of the National Museum to protect buildings from flood damage on 11 August,” said U Nyo Myint Tun, director of the regional department. The department will announce the tender winner later in August.
Funded by the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Culture, the project also covers renovation of ancient buildings including Nanmyint Tower, Ale Pagoda, Layhtatgyi Monastery and Inwa city wall in TadaU Township in the region.
Situated over 660 km north of commercial hub Yangon, Mandalay was the last capital of the Myanmar Kingdom founded by King Mindon in 1857, showcasing the remains of numerous traditional art pieces and architecture of the 19th century. Woodcarvings, silverware, tapestries, silk, and other products of traditional handicraft are available in the area.
Aung Thant Khaing