via Frontier Myanmar, 29 April 2018:
The Myanmar Department of Archaeology and National Museum reports the upcoming completion of repairs 224 temples in Bagan damaged by last year’s earthquake, and repairs to another 50 to begin after the new year.
Repairs to pagodas damaged by storms last year in Bagan will soon be completed, due to a restoration project funded by UNESCO.
UNESCO backs Bagan restoration
TTR Weekly, 28 January 2016
Ministry of Culture’s Archaeological Department says restoration of Bagan’s pagodas damaged in storms, last year, will be completed soon.
Global New Light of Myanmar reported the city gained emergency funding from UNESCO to the tune of USD30,000 for the restoration of temples that were damaged by November storms last year.
The Bagan Conservation Group and the Archaeological Department are joining forces to carry out restoration. Efforts will focus on ancient wall paintings inside the pagodas and on masonry according to the department deputy managing director, U Thein Lwin.
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Candi Sukuh in Java is being closed while repairs are done to it to prevent the ancient temple from deteriorating further. The masonry of the temple has been falling apart in recent years, due to among other things, the effect of earthquakes.
Centuries-old Sukuh temple undergoing restoration work
Jakarta Post, 29 June 2015
The Central Java Cultural Heritage Preservation Center (BPCB) has begun restoring Sukuh temple in Karanganyar regency, Central Java, aiming to prevent existing structural damage in the centuries-old temple from worsening.
The pyramid-shaped temple, which was discovered in 1815, has sunk 20 centimeters on the northeastern side over the past few decades. Furthermore, stones are coming apart in extended areas of the southwestern side and on the stairs leading to the temple’s main building.
BPCB restoration working group chief Sudarno said the extensive damage had put the whole structure of the temple in danger.
“The current damage is the accumulation of damage [from previous years] and it’s dangerous. That’s why we’ve had to prioritize the restoration of the temple this year,” Sudarno said.
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The 1.1km-long U-Pein bridge in Mandalay is being repaired after years of disrepair; thankfully, it looks like the plan to use concrete has been shelved and they are retaining the teak integrity of the bridge.
Decaying U Pein Bridge under repair
Eleven Myanmar, 11 April 2014
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The Thai Fine Arts Department reports on the ongoing repairs to Ayutthaya from the 2011 floods.
Current repairs to Ayutthaya from last year’s devastating floods will include measures to prevent against future floods.
Restoration of historic Ayutthaya sites to cope with renewed flood
MCOT News, 31 January 2012
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A huge (and expensive) project to restore the moat surrounding Angkor Wat looks likely to be delayed because of the global financial crises. The US$7.2 million project was to be jointly conducted by Cambodia, Japan, Italy and Germany.
Angkor moat repair stalled
Phnom Penh Post, 13 November 2009
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