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Myanmar works with Unesco to enlist Bagan as world heritage

IANS  |  Yangon 

is working with the UN Educational, (UNESCO) in an effort to enlist its ancient city of as one of the world heritages, Vice President U said on Thursday.

The 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, reports

At a meeting of the Leading in Bagan, U called for taking into account the possible potential damage to pagodas in 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.

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First Published: Thu, October 11 2018. 09:54 IST
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