Write on Tuesday, 10 February 2015 Published in Property
Yangon Heritage Trust Chairman Thant Myint-U (R) with visiting US President Barack Obama in the grounds of the old Secretariat building in Yangon, November 14, 2014. Photo: Thant Myint-U/Facebook
Yangon Heritage Trust Chairman Thant Myint-U (R) with visiting US President Barack Obama in the grounds of the old Secretariat building in Yangon, November 14, 2014. Photo: Thant Myint-U/Facebook

The chairman of the Yangon Heritage Trust says he is shocked by how close planned 12-story building projects are to the landmark Shwedagon Pagoda, adding the recent decision to put major property developments on hold while plans are checked is a “step forward for proper urban planning.”