Union Minister for Religious Affairs and Culture Thura U Aung Ko donated cash to Mway Taw Kakku Pagoda (complex) in Kakku Village Tract, Kyauktalonegyi Town (near Inle Lake), yesterday morning. The cash donation was for the maintenance of the cluster of pagodas in the Mway Taw Kakku Pagoda (complex).
The pagodas in the complex were damaged from natural disasters. Union Minister Thura U Aung Ko donated Ks2.5 million to the secretary of the pagoda trustee. Some 1,038 pagodas were damaged, while 399 have already been repaired. At least four are still under repair, while 160 still require the pagoda umbrellas to be hoisted above them. A total of 475 pagodas still have to be repaired. Also present at the cash donation ceremony were Shan State Minister for Bamar Ethnic Affairs Dr. Aung Than Maung, the Director-General of the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Culture, Assistant Directors, the State Religious Affairs Director, the Mway Taw Kakku Pagoda trustee and other guests.
Sai Than Kyaw (Taunggyi)