With the Secretariat open to the public on Martyrs’ Day, The Irrawaddy revisits this feature from August, 2016 on hopes for the historic building.
‘It is not easy to get attention from the world,’ says preservationist Nyo Ko Naing. ‘So it’s like Katha won the lottery.’
Two temples suffer partial collapse after rainwater seeps into cracks caused by the Aug. 24 earthquake, say government archaeologists.
The Rangoon Division government has formed a board of trustees to manage renovations on one of Burma’s most famous colonial buildings, the Secretariat.