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Myanmar to build sculpture village


Yangon : Myanmar will build its first sculpture village to showcase the country’s craftsmanship to the world, Xinhua reported.

The village will cover 81 hectares of land in the Dagon-South area of Yangon. The project will complete by December end. Myanmar is known for its sculpture products.

Myanmarese craftsmen are skilled in making products from tree roots. A wood garden, created from roots and branches, was opened at the People’s Square in Yangon. The material was used from felled trees in cyclone Nargis of 2008.

In October last year, an expo featuring Myanmar’s wooden sculptures was held in Beijing.