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May 21, 2019

Ministries take steps to bring about sustainable development of Bagan

Union Minister Thura U Aung Ko addresses the coordination meeting on envelopment of sustainable economic benefit over entire Bagan region in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday. Photo: MNA

A coordination meeting on envelopment of sustainable economic benefit over entire Bagan cultural heritage zone and preventing effect on the historical heritage was held at Ministry of Religious Affairs and Culture in Nay Pyi Taw on 22 April.
The meeting was attended by Union Minister for Home Affairs Lt-Gen Kyaw Swe, Union Minister for Religious Affairs and Culture Thura U Aung Ko, Mandalay Region Chief Minister Dr. Zaw Myint Maung, deputy ministers of Ministry of Planning and Finance, Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Office of the Union Government and Ministry of Religious Affairs and Culture and departmental officials.
At the meeting, Union Minister Thura U Aung Ko said discussion and decision on whether Bagan cultural heritage zone would be included in the World Heritage list will be made at the 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee held in Baku, Azerbaijan from 30 June to 10 July 2019. Meeting attending departmental officials need to discuss and suggest on envelopment of sustainable economic benefit over entire Bagan zone and preventing effect on the historical heritage, according to the framework submitted to UNESCO, matters beneficial to businesses and local small scale businesses. Next, officials from Ministry of the Home Affairs, Mandalay Region government, Ministry of Office of the Union Government, Ministry of Planning and Finance, Ministry of Investment and Foreign Economic Relations, Ministry of Hotels and Tourism, Union Attorney General Office and Nyaung U District General Administration Department discussed envelopment of sustainable economic benefit over entire Bagan and preventing effect on the historical heritage zone. — MNA
(Translated by Zaw Min)

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