Why new capital of Myanmar called ghost city?
Fearing an attack from foreign countries, the ruling generals had shifted the capital from Yangon (a city close to the sea) to Nay Pyi Taw. The new capital was built at a cost of Rs 26,000 crore. Even after 15 years, the total population of Nay Pyi Taw is not more than 8 lakhs. People are not showing interest to shift from Yangon to Nay Pyi Taw due to lack of basic amenities. Still, Yangon is continuing as the country’s financial capital. Nay Pyi Taw is now being called a ghost city.