Rangoon Planning Committee Wants Public Access to Riverfront

Rangoon Planning Committee Wants Public Access to Riverfront – The Irrawaddy, December 4, 2013
…Committee member Hlaing Maw Oo, director of the Ministry of Construction, said that most of the area along the city’s Hlaing River, also known as the Rangoon River, should be designated as “green space” and called for at least 25 feet (8 meters) of space along the waterfront to be reserved for public recreation.
“We don’t ask very much, just at least 25 feet for the public,” she said.
According to a map distributed at the public forum, a strip of the riverfront at least three-miles long is proposed as a “Green and Blue Zone,” punctuated with smaller areas demarcated for “waterfront special development.” In most of the development zones along the river, buildings up to three stories high will be permitted, as long as the view of the Shwedagon Pagoda from the river is preserved…

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