Burma's military junta has begun to move key ministries to a secret location in mountains north of the capital of Rangoon.
The relocation will move several government departments about 320 kilometers north of the capital to the mountainous, heavily forested Pyinmana region.
Security analysts have said Burma's ruling general may fear an Iraq-style invasion by the United States. They say the junta may want a more secure military command center than their headquarters in Rangoon.
The location is much closer to Burma's mountainous northern states and the strongholds of ethnic minority insurgents.
Pyinmana was the military headquarters of Burma's resistance movement against the occupying Japanese forces during World War Two.
Information for this report is provided by Reuters.