September 11, 2016

JICA to submit construction project for sight seeing viewpoint place in Bagan

A pagoda in Bagan struck by the recent earthquake.
A pagoda in Bagan struck by the recent earthquake.

According to second representative of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) named U Han Nyunt, JICA will submit project on the end of September to construct view point for the foreigners who came to Bagan as they want to do sightseeing.
This project was not being allowed since 2014 when the authorities concerned submitted to the department of ancient culture, but at the moment, they allowed to construct the project as the earthquake has been shaken recently, and it is also an essential for the visitors and tourists.
According to policy, the authorities concerned get the allowance to construct view points at South east of Sularmuni pagoda and Ko Mauk Kan’s bank near West Phwar Saw village. The bank will be heighted to use as view point for the visitors.
“There is no full data for construction project and thus we agreed according to policy. We need Management Plans to arrange the project. The authorities of JICA have to submit the detail facts of project how they will maintain that viewpoint after finishing the construction,” said U Aung Kyaw, the director of ancient culture department (Bagan branch).
In this function, the view point will be built on the place of natural pool and therefore, it can be attracting not only local visitors but also foreigners and on the other hand, the ancient culture can be remained.
In addition, the authorities concerned of this project will also conduct the neat and tidy by including car parking, shops and paths not losing the environment. This project will cost more than the normal amount.
The foreign visitors used to see sunset from Bagan ancient pagodas such as Shwesandaw, Pya That Gyi, Thisa-wadi, Taung Guni Myauk Guni and Bagan Myaw.


Aung Thant Khine


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