Bagan zoning to be introduced

Zoning rules will soon be put in place in Bagan to ensure developers do not build near the ancient temples, a move which will hopefully help the application process for Bagan’s World Heritage bid.

Bagan bans hotels near pagodas
TTR Weekly, 15 October 2015

Myanmar’s Ministry of Hotels and Tourism will designate cultural heritage zones in Bagan to help to speed up the process to gain UNESCO world heritage list status.

The government’s official media outlet, Global New Light of Myanmar, reported that building rules will be adapted to ensure real estate developers do not encroach on areas near the ancient monuments.

New zoning laws will help Myanmar to win support for Bagan to be listed as a UNESCO site.

Full story here.

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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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