crony businessman Zaw Zaw builds massive marquee for Than Shwe kin

Rangoon (Mizzima) – A construction firm owned by young crony businessman Zaw Zaw is setting up a sprawling water festival pavilion next to Inya Lake in Rangoon for Nay Shwe Thway Aung, a grandson of Senior General Than Shwe.

The pavilion, being built by Max Myanmar Construction lakeside on Pyay Road, is 500 feet (152 metres) long, almost four times the limit set by the Rangoon Peace and Development Council.

And, according to sources, the Burmese army’s Rangoon Command is handling security, the council has banned any other pavilions nearby and arranged car parking for guests of Nay Shwe Thway Aung, and a DJ has been booked.

A Rangoon City Development Committee official said the length of the pavilion would contravene festival rules and regulations set by the council, which limit central pavilions to one for each township in Rangoon, and their lengths to less than 140 feet. The stages must be no more than 60 feet wide, 25 feet long and six feet high. At both sides of the stage, the water-splashing stages must be 40 by eight by five, respectively.

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