MPs said NO to helium balloon project in Yangon
Lawmakers from Yangon Regional Parliament rejected the plan on helium balloon project in Yangon’s famous Kandawgyi Park after meeting with the representatives from the company which proposed the project.
Local newspaper Daily Eleven reported that MPs apparently requested U Thet Lwin Toh, the owner of Myanmar Voyage International, not to precede the project, which is set to build on 40,000 square feet of lawn though the project is already approved by the regional government.
MPs said there is no transparency on the project and the parliament side had not being informed regarding with the project, which will be implemented partnering with a US-based company for the venture.
They also made complaints on the closeness of the site to the city’s well-known Shwe Dagon Pagoda as the helium balloons would fly up to 400 feet.
Many locals are worrying over the potential damages over the green zone as the project may harm dozens of old trees, however, the officials from city development committee claimed that the project is not needed to cut down the old trees but to remove and replant the small ones.
Ref: Daily Eleven