SAC Member DPM MoD Union Minister attends 6th Myanmar National Cultural Central Committee meeting

Deputy Prime Minister Union Defence Minister General Mya Tun Oo addresses the sixth meeting of the Myanmar National Cultural Central Committee in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.

State Administration Council Member Deputy Prime Minister Union Minister for Defence General Mya Tun Oo, in his capacity as Chairman of the Myanmar National Cultural Central Committee, delivered a speech at the 6th meeting, held at the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Culture in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
In his speech, the Deputy Prime Minister said all citizens should preserve cultural assets both tangible and intangible. The three Pyu ancient cities such as Hanlin, Sri Ksetra and Beikthano and Bagan cultural heritage sites are on the list of world heritage. The Nomination Dossier (Complete) of the MraukU cultural heritage site was also submitted to World Heritage Committee on 30 December 2021.
Out of thousands of intangible cultural heritage from Myanmar, Myanma Thanaka was submitted to UNESCO in 2020 as intangible cultural heritage and the documents are being revised now as it needs certain facts mentioned in the reply.
Moreover, the Nomination Dossier for Myanmar’s traditional Thingyan festival was submitted to UNESCO on 24 March 2023 to be on the world intangible cultural heritage list. The Ministry of Religious Affairs and Culture announced 2,289 kinds of intangible cultural heritage as Myanmar’s national intangible cultural heritage registration (first time) on 26 March 2020 with notification no 2/2020. The needed law and rules are also revived to protect and conserve the cultural heritages.
He also talked about the emergence of private museums, arrangements to enact the Myanmar museum draft law and the conservation of intangible cultural heritage law (draft).
Then, Committee Vice-Chair Union Minister for Religious Affairs and Culture U Ko Ko explained the exploration and conservation of ancient cultural heritage, the formation of a national intangible cultural heritage conservation committee, the establishment of museums representing the country and ethnic people and the enactment of Myanmar museum draft law.
Secretary of the Committee Deputy Minister Daw Nu Mra Zan also presented the completed work plans set at the 5th committee meeting, ongoing and future work plans and the attendees coordinated the discussion.
The Deputy Prime Minister called on the participants to work together in conserving the tangible and intangible cultural heritages, be aware of the country’s intangible cultural heritage to prevent it from being copied by other countries, and appreciated the achievements of the central committee. — MNA/KTZH

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