via Myanmar Transparency News, 13 July 2023: The article highlights the importance of renovating and preserving the cultural heritage in Bagan, emphasizing the need for maintenance, collaborative efforts, and sustainable practices to protect and ensure the site’s sustainability.
The Leading Committee on Renovation of Cultural Heritage in Bagan World Heritage Site plays a crucial role in managing security measures and preserving the cultural region. The committee aims to attract more domestic and international travellers and emphasizes the implementation of a nineyear plan to restore the earthquake-damaged Thatbyinnyu Temple, with the assistance of Chinese experts.
To improve the environment and make the disaster-prone Bagan cultural region more resilient, it is essential to engage in green and sustainable activities. Given the vulnerability of ancient buildings in Bagan to natural disasters, proper maintenance and preservation are key to their sustainability.
The Department of Archaeology and National Museum has taken responsibility for the maintenance of seven out of eight ancient stupas and temples in the Bagan cultural region. Chinese experts are currently involved in renovating the damaged parts of the wall of Thatbyinnyu Temple. Additionally, authorities have undertaken land preparations at the inundated precinct of Sulamani Temple and repaired drains without causing harm to the valuable cultural heritage.