BRIEF — Water festival pavilions to go up in Rangoon

The Yangon [Rangoon] City Development Committee (YCDC) will allow the construction of mandats or pavilions for revellers during Thingyan, the Burmese New Year water festival. Cpt Myo Lwin, YCDC official, said that at least 50 permits will be granted for the construction of 100ft long pavilions to line the streets at popular Thingyan party-spots in Rangoon. Kandawgyi Lake Road, Kaba Aye Pagoda Road, Pyay Road and Parami Road will all host pavilions during the highly anticipated holiday.