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An ASEAN Culture and Information Committee meeting will be held in Bagan from 21 to 24 September 2015. The meeting will be attended by archaeological preservation experts, management experts and representatives from ASEAN Secretary General Office and UNESCO consultants, per source of Ministry of Culture.

The main themes of the meeting are: to nominate Bagan to UNESCO list, to conserve Bagan cultural heritages and the current preservation and conversion matters and natural management about natural disaster. Bagan needs to meet technical norms, have correct management system, and to be political and cultural fitting. So that it is certain for Bagan to be nominated in the World Heritage list.

As Bagan is one of the tour destinations in Myanmar, international tour sector will develop. As there is no space for travel and tour development building construction and if it is transformed into Protect Zone, it is uncertain for the result.

It has six months for Master Plan drawing and UNESCO has urged for no construction. After Master Plan is approved, the next step is to set up zone and two years later, it is said to submit Management Plan.

Draft including heritage name list, heritage description, explanation about heritage, maintenance and facts about damaged part, preservation to proposed heritage, conservation, evidence and conducted organization and signing for confirmation has submitted to UNESCO.

While managing to be World Heritage listed region, to heighten national spirit, to accept technical and financial aids due to UNESCO listed region, to bloom tour sector and to get local job opportunity are aimed to operate for UNESCO listed region.

Source : Traveller (From Sept 21 to Sept 27 )Vol 3, No 15