The Mandalay Region government has explained to residents about zoning plans for designation of Bagan as a Unesco World Heritage Site.
The Ayeyawady riverbank and Mount Tantkyi were designa
Aung Aung Kyaw, director at the archaeology department, said: “We have to submit our proposal by September 20. We have to include a map and reasons a particular building deserves to be listed for world heritage.”
Shwezigon Pagoda was designated as a "cultural property area".
Some residents criticised the zoning plan.
A resident said: “I know they will have their own difficulties. But they shouldn’t take action that may lead to them becoming the villains of history.”
A 21-member team composed of government officials carried out the land surveys.