Japan signed an MOU with Myanmar last week to assist in the development of Bagan.
Democratic Voice of Burma, 11 April 2014
Japan’s extensive development portfolio in Burma has reached the tourist capital of Bagan, with a 10 April agreement to help develop tourism infrastructure over the next three years.
The Japan International Cooperation Association (JICA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Burma’s Ministry of Hotels and Tourism on Thursday, pledging technical assistance for development in the ancient city and archeological zone until 2017.
Bagan, in central Burma’s Mandalay Division, is one of the country’s most magnetic tourist attractions. The area is home to more than 2,000 temples and pagodas built during the Pagan Dynasty between the 10th and 14th centuries.