Renovation works at National Theatre (Yangon) projected to finish this year

7.1.2021 NEWS 11 72
Union Minister Thura U Aung Ko participates in the virtual meeting on renovation to the National Theatre (Yangon) on 8 January 2021 .  Photo: MNA

The newly renovated National Theatre (Yangon) could be inaugurated at the end of this year, according to the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Culture’s virtual meeting yesterday.
The project commenced on 10 August 2019, and it has reached 52 per cent until 31 December 2020. Speaking at the meeting, Union Minister for Religious Affairs and Culture Thura U Aung Ko said that the national theatre being upgraded with assistance from the People’s Republic of China covered its main building and audio, lighting, LED, 4K movie, air-conditioning, fire extinguishing and security systems.
He said that the theatre after upgraded would become an international standard one and extended gratitude to the People’s Republic of China on behalf of Myanmar government and people.
The National Theatre (Yangon) was constructed with assistance from the People’s Republic of China and completed in December 1990.
Deputy Minister U Kyi Min said that every country has the buildings that represent the nation, and the National Theatre (Yangon) was included in the buildings that define our nation Myanmar.
The Memorandum of Understanding on the renovation of the theatre was signed on 19 November 2017, he added.
The ministry’s permanent secretary who is incharge of the project Director-General U Tun Ohn and officials from the Beijing Construction Engineering Group Co., Ltd presented the major renovation of the national theatre with the use of PowerPoint. The Union Minister said that the ministry would provide the assistance needed by the Beijing Construction Engineering Group Co., Ltd on the project, saying the company to meet at the opening ceremony of the theatre in end-2021 and wishing the company good health and happiness in the New Year. — MNA (Translated by Kyaw Zin Tun)

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