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Thursday, October 11, 2018, 14:37
Myanmar works with UNESCO for enlisting Bagan as world heritage
By Xinhua
Thursday, October 11, 2018, 14:37 By Xinhua

In this photo taken on Dec 1, 2016, a tour guide walks between monuments at Khaymingha temple in Bagan. Myanmar Vice-President U Myint Swe said the country is working with UNESCO in an effort to make Bagan meet the standard to be enlisted as one of the world heritages. (DALE DE LA REY / AFP)

YANGON - Myanmar is working with the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in an effort to make its ancient city of Bagan meet the standard to be enlisted as one of the world heritages, said Myanmar Vice-President U Myint Swe. 

U Myint Swe proposed a four-year plan with step-by-step approach as part of the efforts for preventing damage caused by possible future disaster

At a meeting of the Leading Committee for Restoration and Conservation of the Pagodas in Bagan held on Wednesday, 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, Myanmar News Agency reported Thursday. 

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U Myint Swe proposed a four-year plan with step-by-step approach as part of the efforts for preventing 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 Aug 24, 2016 and emergency restoration work on the damaged pagodas were carried out rapidly after the disaster. 

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. 

The Bagan Ancient Cultural Zone, where over 3,000 ancient pagodas and religious edifices can be viewed in one place, has been in existence for more than 1,000 years, standing as one of the tourist attractions of Myanmar.  

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