Ambassador Mitchell and Deputy Minister of Culture Kick off Historic Preservation of Shwe Nan-Daw Monastery

Today, U.S. Ambassador Derek Mitchell and Union Deputy Minister of Culture U Than Swe hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Shwe Nan-Daw Monastery (Shwe Kyaung) in Mandalay to formally commence a historic preservation partnership between the U.S. Embassy and the Ministry of Culture.  Over the next two years, U.S.-funded specialists will train local craftsmen and government experts in preservation techniques to preserve this culturally significant teak wood monastery in Mandalay.  The project reflects the Embassy’s respect for the diverse cultures and religions of this country.   Read More