A multi-sectoral campaign to clean up and beautify Yangon kicked off Sunday in a downtown alley between 31st and 32nd streets, as the country registered a spike in tourist arrivals.
The campaign was spearheaded by the social and heritage conservation group Doh Eain, the residents from the respective streets and the Yangon City government.
Artists painted colorful artworks on about 645 feet of otherwise dull concrete walls in the area to make the place more lively and attractive.
Yangon Region Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein and Mayor U Maung Maung Soe were at the event and the city mayor gave a speech at the start of the ceremonies.
“As a mayor, I want to make cleanliness a priority. We start by cleaning the back alleys and then collecting trash from the drains,” said Mayor U Maung Maung Soe. READ MORE