Myanmar, Germany to jointly conserve cultural heritage

Source: Xinhua| 2018-02-21 10:42:18|Editor: ZD
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YANGON, Feb. 21 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar and Germany have agreed to jointly conserve the cultural heritage of Bagan in northern Mandalay region, the official Global New Light of Myanmar reported Wednesday.

According to a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed on Tuesday, Germany will provide technical aid to conduct a project of conserving the Nanpaya Temple, one of the 389 pagodas destroyed following a 6.8-magnitude earthquake on Aug. 24 in 2016.

A training program for maintaining and preserving murals in the Narathihapate Pagoda will also be carried out, the MoU said.

Meanwhile, Myanmar is striving for enlisting Bagan, lying in the central part of the country, as one of the world's cultural heritages with thousands of religious edifices and pagodas.

Cooperation is being made with intellectuals and technicians for the maintenance of Bagan.

Bagan is well-known for its rich history and culture. With over 3,000 Buddhist temples, monasteries, stupas and monuments compacted into one area, Bagan is a home for Buddhist architectures signifying the unique morals aborning interior walls of the religious edifices.