Rangoon heritage gets conservation boost

Rangoon has received a grant of US$350,000 to help conserve its colonial architecture, according to a press statement released by the Cities Development Initiative (CDIA) for Asia on Wednesday. CDIA said that grant would “support a comprehensive area-based heritage-led regeneration initiative in three pilot areas (streets) in downtown Yangon with local partners Yangon City Development Committee and Yangon Heritage Trust.”