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Submitted by moiuser on 28 November 2023

PLANS are underway to install lightning conductors at eleven ancient buildings in the Bagan Ancient Cultural Zone, according to the Department of Archaeology and National Museum (Bagan Branch). 

Buu Pagoda and Dhammarazika Pagoda were struck by lightning during the last rainy season. Due to these incidents, authorities have been holding discussions on installing lightning conductors on eleven ancient buildings to protect them from the natural disaster of lightning.

Currently, plans are being processed to install lightning conductors near ancient buildings, temples, and pagodas in areas that can be struck by lightning.

Last rainy season, 53 ancient buildings experienced damage. The mural paintings and masonry art of 59 buildings were also damaged, and maintenance on those buildings is currently underway.