The ceremony to commission Yadanabon Hall in Mandalay into service aims to contribute to the growth of the State economy and the socio-economic development of the local people, hold economic, social, educational and cultural ceremonies, including State-level gala ceremonies, and polish the prestige of the city, said State Administration Council Chairman Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing at the inauguration of Yadanabon Hall in Mahaaungmyay Township of Mandalay yesterday morning.
The Senior General unveiled the signboard of the hall and sprinkled scented water on the plaque.
Speaking on the occasion, the Senior General said that the newly-opened Yadanabon Hall is a building giving better services for economic, social and cultural sectors with enhancing the living standard of the local people from Mandalay and its environs.
Mandalay City, located in the centre of transportation, is a commercial hub in upper Myanmar with the economy’s growth. Alinkakyawswa Sayagyi Myoma Nyein is a symbol of Mandalay. Sayagyi Myoma Nyein and Myoma Band are inseparable. The Senior General expressed thanks to Myoma Band for its entertainment at the ceremony.
Yadanabon Hall is a building giving better services for economic, social and cultural sectors with enhancing the living standard of the local people from Mandalay and its environs.
In his tenure, King Mindon settled various persons in their respective plots under their jobsand national names in four dimensions outside the royal palace. They were allowed to faith in their respective religions freely and build individual religious edifices. According to the data, Mandalay, the commercial hub of central and upper Myanmar, had a 1.4 million population, 93.8 per cent of whom were Buddhists, 0.6 per cent Christians, 0.8 per cent Hindus, four per cent Islams and 0.8 per cent others.
The Senior General said it could be seen that Mandalay needed a great hall to give the best services with a larger capacity of guests, modernity and technical applications with many investments. Construction of the hall started on 17 February 2018 and completed on 30 November 2020. The hall decorated with Myanmar royal handicraft and modern designs is located on six acres of land at the 78th and 38th streets.
The Yadanabon Hall facilitated with the lift, escalator, sound effects, fire extinguishers, and security system can give seats to 1,200 guests for holding the various kinds of ceremonies as well as regional development tasks, market fests and international expositions.
The land of 38th street close to the newly-opened Yadanabon Hall was owned by the military in the past. In his tenure as the Senior General, the Tatmadaw handed over the land to the Mandalay City Development Committee to construct the road to be used for the people. Likewise, a cantonment area owned by the Tatmadaw near the World Treasury Bank was handed over for construction of 117th street because local people detoured the cantonment along Yangon-Mandalay highway from the Myothit near Kywehsekan Industrial Zone-2. Moreover, as Phonetawtoe Ward, where 611 houses of 789 households are located near Mandalay Hill is situated in the Cantonment area, the land was handed to Mandalay Region government for the sake of the local people and region. Such act contributed to improve living standards of the people, urban development and smooth transportation, and the layout of the town plan.
The Council will strive for ensuring the economic and educational development of the region in its short term period of the State of Emergency.
Construction of infrastructures in Mandalay City will help the local people hold the various kinds of ceremonies on a grand scale and contribute towards the improvement of the nation and all-round development of the people. The Council will strive for ensuring the economic and educational development of the region in its short term period of the State of Emergency. As Mandalay is engaged in the cultivation of bean, sesame and chilli, including perennial crops, production of textile including embroidery and silk ware, livestock farming and local product-based industries, efforts should be made for the production of value-added products based on agricultural and livestock breeding products.
Projects Director U Khin Maung Soe of Myanmar Economic Corporation reported on the construction of Yadanabon Hall and its services.
Chairman of Mandalay Region Administration Council U Maung Ko thanked the Council for constructing a grand hall for Mandalay and the Senior General for allowing the construction of roads on the military-owned lands.
The Myoma Band performed entertainments of dances and songs to the audience. The Senior General presented gifts and cash award to the band.
The Senior General and party visited the Yadanabon Hall. — MNA