Bukittinggi, (Antara Sumbar) - Government of Bukittinggi Municipality, West Sumatra, recorded and reviewed about 50 new cultural heritages to preserve its sustainability.
"The cultural heritage needs to be preserved and the government has a program of recovering the cultural heritage both established in Mayor's Regulation (Perwako), as well as new data collection," Head of Education and Culture Office of Bukittinggi Melfi Abra stated through the Head of Culture of local Culture Yudhida Agus in Bukittinggi, on Friday (Sept 22).
He mentioned, in Perwako number 2 of 2012 on Heritage Management has been recorded, there are 42 cultural heritages in the area and 24 of which are included in Permenbudpar Number 5 of 2010.
About 80 percent of the 42 cultural sanctuaries are scattered in Guguk Panjang Sub-district and the rest in two other sub-districts, Aur Birugo Tigo Baleh and Mandiangin Koto Selayan.
While in the new data collection, about 50 cultural heritages which are generally in the form of the middle building is assessed feasibility to be referred as cultural preserve.
"For this assessment, from Bukittinggi there are five people who come from the field of law, architecture, history, layout and an academic who will do it," he said.
The five people have passed the competence test for the assessment of the candidate team of cultural heritage experts from the central government.
"Those who record or assess whether the 50 new cultural heritages are worth mentioning as a cultural heritage," he said.
He explained to be referred to as a cultural heritage, an object, a building or structure must be over 50 years old.
Cultural heritage must also have special meaning for science, history, education, religion, culture and contain cultural values that can strengthen personality of the nation.
"The content that exists in this cultural heritage when studied can be a link between the past and the current generation so that its preservation is important to be preserved as a means of learning and fostering the love of culture and country," he said. (cha)
Editor: Vicha Faradika