July 02, 2017

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MoC, UNESCO take further steps for Pyu cities, Bagan

Minister for Culture U Aye Myint Kyu and officials hold talks with experts from UNESCO over future plans for Pyu cities and Bagan.
Minister for Culture U Aye Myint Kyu and officials hold talks with experts from UNESCO over future plans for Pyu cities and Bagan.

THE Ministry of Culture and the UNESCO held a meeting recently in Yangon, focusing on tasks to be continued in three ancientPyu cities and for the Bagan cultural heritage zone to be put on the world heritage list.  During the Meeting for Planning MoC-UNESCO World Heritage Cooperation Activities, Union Minister for Culture U Aye Myint Kyu clarified future plans and experts from the UNESCO-Bangkok discussed with participants of the meeting tasks to be carried out for the preservation ofPyu ancient cities as well asBagan, with funding from Italy and Japan.
The Pyu Ancient Cities includes the remains of three brick walled and moated cities of Halin, Beikthano and Thayay Khittara located in vast irrigated landscapes within the dry zone of the Ayeyawady (Irrawaddy) River basin.

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