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Going through the roads of Myanmar's relatively new capital with a camerawork. This would have quickly put us in prison - in a relatively mysterious, enclosed army town - until the regime introduced a number of recent reform measures. The Nay Pyi Taw has often been called the spirit capital of Myanmar.
This is because the goverment formally relocated its headquarters here seven years ago, but the public - it seems - did not do so. Alien missions also remained in Yangon, the business center of the state, saying that the new capital, which is about 200 kilometres away, lacks the appropriate institutions and ressources for its employees.
In Myanmar, many believed that the regime in its old capital was worried about a grassroots revolt and an overthrow. The official reasons for the move were given in order to get the regime more into the interior and to make it less susceptible to invasions at Sea. The Nay Pyi Taw has often been called the spirit capital of Myanmar.
It' a town looking for a reason,
The Naypidaw Peace Pagoda, which gives the capital, which was revealed a few month before, a sacred courage. And then a tenth of a century later, what is this town for? It was speculated that the new capital, whose name means "capital of kings", was the result of megalomania or Than Shwe's deaths. Either way, it was an absurd vain venture, meaningless and outlandish.
It is a curious place, about 360 kilometres northern of Yangon, the former capital and still the commercial area. Naypidaw's unimaginably broad avenues, neat traffic circles, organized floor plan, dependable power supplies and high-speed high-speed broadband connections set the town in sharp opposition to other parts of the state. Thought-provoking experts have been speculating that the huge, scratch-resistant capital has been shifted to protect the Yangon administration from troubled people.
It was also taken off the coast: away from where an amphibian US-invenasion could strike. There were rumours that it was postponed because of supersticious sign. This may all be partially accurate, but disregard the nation-building scroll, strategically and metaphorically that the new site may perhaps be playing.
It may well have benefited from its tactical and operational benefits. It is the obscure formulation of a clear view of how a capital of the twenty-first centuries in Myanmar should look and work, and there are good reason to believe that it will eventually do so. First, it should be noted that the relocation of the capital is not uncommon in the Myanmar area.
Nicholas Farrelly has stressed that the capital has been relocated 38 time, with an annual term of office of only 52 years. Each move of the capital has taken place for strategical, economical and social purposes, also when the British Empire in 1885 chose to move from Mandalay to Rangoon.
The capital in Naypidaw clearly has a symbol. Yangon was a British town. At the end of the Colonization era, the vast bulk of the city's inhabitants came from outside Burma. Yangon was also a strange town, conceived to gain riches effectively from a settlement.
The relocation of the capital from Rangoon/Yangon shut the doors at a time of the Bamar people's nationwide awkward time, as the army had envisioned. Naypidaw's new capital's tribal character is enhanced by the erection of solid sculptures of Burma's former capture. Secondly, the town introduces itself where the heart of the land lies.
Over the long run, as Dulyapak Preecharushh stated in Naypidaw: Burma's new capital, which will have an impact on demographic development and promote settlements in and around the capital. One day Naypidaw could become an alternate business center to Yangon, which not only connects Yangon and Mandalay in an industry zone, but also lies at a crossroads between the current (and probably to be expanded) transport system between Thailand and India.
Also, it can offer some degree of commercial efficiencies by offering an alternate site for rustic and municipal migrations and reducing the pressures from Yangon in the middle time. But it is not only the center of politics, but also the center of the country's armed forces. Early this past monthly, it seems that Myitkyina has been significantly and quickly strengthened for an attack against the Kachin Independence Army, as at least some of the most important armoured bridges have been raised from the Naypidaw area.
This new site is a transatlantic stepping stone from which both traditional and asymmetrical powers can act in the neighbouring areas to enforce the state's supremacy over its own area. It' also a safe town. The North Koreans, who became masters of tunnel construction after the Korean War, assisted in the construction of an extensive tunnel under Naypidaw, which connects important parts of the tunnel structure.
It will help the military's defense strategies for the town and will restore a feeling of stabilization, safety and readiness for the state. Dulyapak Preecharushh states in Myanmar's new capital Naypyidaw that the capital's naval installations also create something of a ring around the civil structures nearer to the centre, thereby actually diminishing the force and force of the uprising in the capital should such unstability occur.
It also isolates the state from the largest metropolitan area so that the politicalicking industry can take place away from the masses. Overall, Naypidaw has heightened the military's feeling of safety, both in the way politics are made and in the way it monitors the areas around the capital.
There were a host of elements involved in the transitional period, but the new town certainly gave a certain amount of optimism that a transitional period towards a more democracy would be controllable. After ten years, the town is still intact and the crossing is far from over.