Myanmar national airlines building designated as heritage building

Source: Xinhua| 2019-11-01 10:32:17|Editor: mingmei
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YANGON, Nov. 1 (Xinhua) -- The historical building of Myanmar National Airlines (MNA) in Myanmar's downtown Yangon has been designated as a heritage building receiving a commemorative blue plaque from the Yangon Heritage Trust (YHT), according to the airlines Friday.

The MNA building became the 34th site awarded with such a blue plaque on Thursday.

Yangon Region Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein said at the blue plaque presentation ceremony that the government took pride in the conservation of the building and the blue plaque will enable youths and tourists to know the history of the building.

The MNA building was built in 1915. After the country's independence in 1948, the Union of Myanmar Air Transport Group bought the building in 1949 and the company was rechristened as MNA in 2014.

Yangon's landmark heritage buildings have been marked with blue plaques which serve as historical markers.

Yangon has high number of colonial buildings among cities in Southeast Asia.

Meanwhile, in cooperation with the YHT, the Yangon Region Tourism Committee has selected 10 historic buildings in Yangon of architectural value to turn them into tourist attraction sites.