Archaeologists to sue Bagan management committee

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Lawyer U Phoe Phyu discusses the lawsuit at a press confreence in Yangon on Tuesday. Source: Myanmar Times, 05 Sep 2018

via Myanmar Times, 05 September 2018: The Myanmar Archaeology Association files a lawsuit against the Mandalay government over what it describes as mismanagement of the Bagan heritage area.

Lawyer U Phoe Phyu discusses the lawsuit at a press confreence in Yangon on Tuesday. Source: Myanmar Times, 05 Sep 2018

Lawyer U Phoe Phyu discusses the lawsuit at a press confreence in Yangon on Tuesday. Source: Myanmar Times, 05 Sep 2018

The Myanmar Archaeology Association will sue the Bagan Management Committee for mismanagement of the Bagan heritage site in Mandalay Region, the association’s secretary has said.

The association will send a letter through a law firm to Nyaung U district court this week. The court will look into the accusations, and hearings on the matter are expected to take about two months, said U Thu Ra Aung, the association’s secretary.

Source: Archaeologists to sue Bagan management committee | The Myanmar Times

Bagan-era temple proposed as heritage site

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Tamote Shin Pin Shwe Gu Gyi Pagoda. Source: Myanmar Times 20150902

The Myanmar department of archaeology has propose the 1,000-year-old Tamote Shin Pin Shwe Gu Gyi Pagoda to be recognised as a national heritage site.

Tamote Shin Pin Shwe Gu Gyi Pagoda. Source: Myanmar Times 20150902

Tamote Shin Pin Shwe Gu Gyi Pagoda. Source: Myanmar Times 20150902

Bagan-era pagoda in line for listing
Myanmar Times, 01 September 2015

Bagan style pagoda to join heritage list
TTR Weekly, 03 September 2015

For centuries, Kyaukse township’s Tamote Shin Pin Shwe Gu Gyi Pagoda lay hidden beneath a layer of rubble. Now, just a few years after its discovery and excavation, it is in line for belated recognition, with the Ministry of Culture proposing its listing as an ancient heritage site.

U Nyo Myint Htun, director of Mandalay’s Department of Archaeology, National Museum and Library, said the nomination was waiting approval from the Union Attorney General’s Office in Nay Pyi Taw.

He said listing would require the consent of other government ministries but would have significant tourism benefits.

“Surrounding businesses will benefit from more tourists and our country will be more dignified with another heritage site,” U Nyo Myint Htun said.

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