At the forefront of Burma’s proposal to UNESCO will be a pledge to relocate hotels and buildings that interfere with the ancient ruins.
Earthquake committee says that although small-scale quakes are common in Burma, people should not worry too much about a devastating disaster.
Built during the reign of King Htilominlo (1211-31 AD), the historic red-brick temple suffered extensive damage in a 6.8 magnitude earthquake in August.
ADB estimates that tourism will account for 8.4 percent and 8.3 percent of GDP in 2016 and 2017, respectively.
DVB speaks to UNESCO’s Duong Bich Hanh about last month’s earthquake in central Burma and the prospects for Bagan becoming a World Heritage Site.
The number of temples that will need extensive repairs has risen from 187 last week to 397 as the Department of Archaeology continues to inventory the damage.