Strand Road, Yangon

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For other roads with the same name, see Strand Road.
Strand Road, alongside Strand Hotel, in the late 1800s before the construction of a port that obstructs the view of the Yangon River

Strand Road (Burmese: ကမ်းနားလမ်း, pronounced: [káɴná láɴ]) is a major road in downtown Yangon, Burma. It crosses the city in a west-east direction and runs parallel to the Yangon River. It contains many important government buildings, including the Ministry of Trade building, court and the British embassy. It also contains the 5-star hotel, Strand Hotel, built in 1901.[1]

In 2011, Asia World partnered with the Yangon City Development Committee to upgrade Strand Road.[2] This redevelopment project to expand the number of lanes (as well as construct a dual-track railway line) on 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) of Strand Road, stretching from Botahtaung Township to Kyeemyindaing Townships, will require the demolition of 182 buildings, including apartment buildings, government offices and warehouses.[3]

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  1. ^ GHM Luxury Hotels
  2. ^ Kyaw Hsu Mon (21 March 2011). "Strand Rd to become main commercial artery: YCDC". Myanmar Times. Retrieved 5 March 2012. 
  3. ^ Myo Myo (12 July 2010). "Only 182 buildings to go in Strand Rd upgrade: YCDC". Myanmar Times. Retrieved 5 March 2012.