Residents informed of world-heritage zoning plan

Writer: 
Ko Naw
Stupas in Bagan.

 

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 designated as protected areas and New Bagan and Nyaung U were listed as a buffer zone for socioeconomic work, the officials explained.

Aung Aung Kyawdirector at the archaeology department, said: “We have to submit our proposal by September 20We 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.