Ceremony to open and transfer cannon museum in the compound of Myanansankyaw Golden Palace, an archaeological zone in Mandalay held
Nay Pyi Taw August 28
A ceremony to open a cannon museum, a one-storey reinforced concrete building, with the length of 96-foot, width of 77-foot and height of 52.5-foot high, in the compound of Myanansankyaw Golden Palace, an archaeological zone in Mandalay, jointly built by the Directorate of Military Engineers and the Department of Archaeology and National Museum (DANM) under the guidance of the Com-mander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, with the aim of enabling the people to collectively study historical cannons which are the historical heritage at a single place and to transfer the museum to Mandalay branch of the DANM was held this afternoon at the museum.
On behalf of the Senior General, Commander of Central Command Brig-Gen Ko Ko Oo, Director of the Directorate of Public Relations and Psychological Warfare Brig-Gen Zaw Min Tun, Director of the Directorate of Military Engineers Maj-Gen Myo Thant, officials of the military command headquarters and Mandalay Station, and Director-General of DANM U Kyaw Oo Lwin and members attended the ceremony.
First, the commander formally unveiled the stone plaque and opened the museum by loading and firing a scale-model of cannon in front of the museum. He then sprinkled scented water on the plaque.
The commander handed over the related transfer documents to the director-general of DANM. Later, the commander and party looked around the museum.
The museum systematically displays 30 ancient cannons and related equipment. The Tatmadaw built it at a cost of over Ks-350 million.