Myanmar works with Unesco to enlist Bagan as world heritage
Yangon, Oct 11 : Myanmar is working with the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in an effort to enlist its ancient city of Bagan as one of the world heritages, Vice President U Myint Swe said on Thursday.
At a meeting of the Leading Committee for Restoration and Conservation of the Pagodas in Bagan, U Myint Swe called for taking into account the possible potential damage to pagodas in Bagan in possible future disaster when the quake-hit pagodas are restored.
He proposed a four-year plan with step-by-step approach as part of the efforts for
venting damage caused by possible future disaster, urging for conserving the pagodas without damaging their original architectural design.
A total of 389 pagodas were damaged by a 6.8-magnitude earthquake on August 24, 2016.
Of the quake-damaged pagodas, 325 have been restored and conserved so far in two years with 21 still under conservation and 43 remaining to be done so.