December 16, 2016

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Donors team up to fund renovation of quake-hit pagodas in Bagan

Senior General Min Aung Hlaing visits Bagan to observe quake-damaged pagodas.
Senior General Min Aung Hlaing visits Bagan to observe quake-damaged pagodas.

DONORS, including Commander-in-Chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, gathered in Bagan yesterday to donate cash toward the renovation of quake-damaged pagodas there.
At the donation ceremony held at the Bagan Archaeological Museum, Commander-in-Chief Senior General Min Aung  Hlaing presented K100 million donated by families of army, navy and air forces of the Tatmadaw.
Adjutant-General Lt-Gen San Oo donated K70 million contributed by the families of the commands and infantry divisions.
During the ceremony more than K1 billion was donated including K400 million by the Gat Way Company, K100 million by the KBZ’s Brighter Future Myanmar Foundation, K100 million by the Max Ayeyawady Foundation and K50 million by Htoo Company.
Following the ceremony the Commander-in-Chief and party visited the most popularly visited pagodas which were damaged.
He also donated cash to philanthropic organisations volunteering to clear rubble.
The number of pagodas noted as damaged by the powerful earthquake has reached 341 nationwide, with 188 in Bagan.

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