3 May 2021
National Races Village (Yangon) Reopening Ceremony took place on Sunday in Thaketa Township. Union Minister for Ethnic Affairs U Saw Tun Aung Myint, Deputy Minister U Zaw Aye Maung and many other officials attended this Ceremony. The event began with a speech by the Union Minister, remarks by the Deputy Minister and also a speech by member of Yangon Region Administration Council U Htay Aung.
It continued with explanation about the reopening of this National Races Village (Yangon) which was temporarily closed for over a year amid COVID-19 concern. Afterwards, the Union Minister, Deputy Minister and many other officials ceremonially opened the National Races Village (Yangon).
Director General, Ministry of Ethnic Affairs, Win Naing said “Now, National Races Village (Yangon) has reopened after being checked by Central Committee on COVID-19 Prevention, Control and Treatment, our Ministry and Yangon Region Administration Council. Here, for COVID-19 prevention, we have hand gel and masks. The Village is now open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day.”
National Races Village (Yangon) is located near Yangon-Thanlyin Bridge, and, admission fee is 500 Kyats for one person. The village has many contents. Visitors to the Village can enjoy fresh breeze blowing across Bago River and get the sense of Union Spirit of Kachin, Kayah, Kayin, Chin, Myanmar, Mon, Rakhine and Shan races.
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