via Myanmore, 14 January 2020: The restored former Myanma Oil and Gas Enterprise office is now the new home of the National Library of Myanmar, which joins its other properties at Yangon University and Nay Pyi Daw.
Following the high-profile renovations of The Secretariat and Tourist Burma Building last year, the latest colonial-era structure to receive another refurbishment is the former Myanma Oil and Gas Enterprise office building on the Merchant Road – as National Library Myanmar.
In 2016, then-President U Htin Kyaw approved the invocation of Yangon Heritage Trust (YHT) to use the four-storey building as the National Library located in Yankin Township was away from downtown.
The building was left vacant after the country’s administrative seat was moved from Yangon to Nay Pyi Taw in 2006. It had been patched up here and there following the ravages of Cyclone Nargis in 2008.