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Yangon, February (11)

Union Minister for Ministry of Hotels and Tourism , U Ohn Maung met with responsible persons from Abercrombie & Kent Travel and Tours in Inya Lake Hotel in Yangon at 9 AM in February, 10, 2018 and discussed about luxury cruise tours which will enter Tanintharyi Region.

Then, Union Minister attended workshop of  tourism and investment festival that will celebrate in Kawthaung in Tanintharyi Region.

 

At the meeting, Union Minister delivered an opening speech that Tanintharyi Region is a potential destination for tourism development, tourist arrivals are increasing annually in Tanintharyi  Region, tourism development plan should be implemented in consideration of long-term benefits and ecosystem of coral reefs  by cooperating with relevant departments and regional governments and that Aquarium Museum should be opened to develop community-based tourism and marine tourism.

He also said “ We invite experts and professionals to give advice how to conserve marine environment and to explore opportunities of investment. It is important to preserve not to disappear the traditions and customs of Salon tribes and also seaports like Marina Bay should be operated with local-owned boats and Tanintharyi Region should be discovered as underwater tourism destination.

Then, Regional Minister for Resources and Environment of Tanintharyi Region, U Myint Maung delivered a speech that local people in Tanintharyi Region earned with fishing in the past time and as long as tourism develops in the region  now, Regional Government will support  and relax controls as well as  create job opportunities for local people .

Next, Permanent Secretary  and departmental officials from Ministry of Hotels and Tourism, responsible persons from Myanmar Tourism Federation(MTF) and business people gave presentations of necessary things.

This festival will be celebrated from March 24 to March 25, 2018 in Kawthaung, Tanintharyi Region. At this festival, tourism booths, investment opportunities booths will be displayed  by relevant departments and private sectors by taking in discussions, concerts and cultural performances.

Then, Union Minister observed looking to Hospitality School opened in Bo Sun Pet Street in Yangon and responsible persons from Luxemboury Development gave presentations the situations of conducting  to extend courses. Union Minister delivered a speech to bear proficient human resources to develop tourism sector and to open courses continuously.