Is Unesco overreaching in Myanmar?

The United Nations may soon recognize the country's pristine northernmost Putao area as a World Heritage Site, a protective designation many locals feel may cause more harm than good

Putao, September 3, 2017 8:15 AM (UTC+8)
A bamboo bridge in Myanmar's Putao region in northern Kachin State. The United Nations is considering designating the area a World Heritage Site. Photo: AFP Forum
A bamboo bridge in Myanmar's Putao region in northern Kachin State. The United Nations is considering designating the area a World Heritage Site. Photo: AFP Forum
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