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City of Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar
Burmese: Nay Pyi Taw, also Nay Pyi Daw or Naypyidaw, town, capital of Myanmar (Burma). The Nay Pyi Taw was established at the beginning of the 21 st cent. in the middle of Myanmar as the new administration area. Nay Pyi Taw began building in 2004 in an isolation near the town of Pyinmana, about 320 km northern of the then capital Yangon (formerly Rangoon).
As the move of the capital would make it easier to reach the authorities from all parts of the state, the authorities began moving in 2005, first to Pyinmana and then to Nay Pyi Taw, which was declared the capital in March 2006. During the early years Nay Pyi Taw was little more than goverment houses, luxurious accommodations, flats and an airfield, and it was mainly inhabited by officials, many of whom stayed in Yangon for the shortage of stores, dining and other comforts.
In spite of its finite possibilities, the up-and-coming town has been continuously supplied with power - a rare occurrence in the whole state. The use of Nay Pyi Taw International Park was generally confined to army staff, otherwise the town can be reached from Yangon by car or train (with a train stop near Pyinmana).
Myanmar's new capital Naypyidaw
Myanmar's move from Yangon to Naypyidaw is an interesting case report on geography, town planning and South East Asia urbanisation in the twenty-first century. Establishing the new capital is a major strategic plan of the reigning army regime, which consists of three major elements: political-military safety, rural developments and historical-cultural heritages.
The new capital is situated in the Sittang Valley and dominates the cereal and forest areas. It is a strategic militaristic town, with hills as defences, and the fruitful area is suited for rural growth. This new capital is also geometrically situated and conveniently situated in the large transport network that connects all parts of the state.
Myanmar's new capital consists of Pyinmana (the old town) and Naypyidaw (the new capital and the government's administrative centre). In addition, the reigning Junta has built a new commando centre (north-east of the Pyinmana city), with army bases, bunker and subterranean mines.
I also find it interesting that the Naypyidaw town planning structures share some similar features with other towns in relation to geographic location, metropolis networks and military-strategic importance, for example Ankara in Turkey, Islamabad in Pakistan and NORAD and Cu Chi in the USA and Vietnam. The orchid press.
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