Myeik archipelago region designated as community-based tourism site

Source : The Global New Light of Myanmar
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Jan 04, 2017

The Ministry of Hotels and Tourism will make the Myeik archipelago in Taninthayi region a new tourist destination within the first six months of 2017, it is learnt.
       “Our ministry is extending new tourist destinations in every region. Currently, we selected Myeik archipelago, which has good potential. Our decision came only after conducting field trips together with locals, ministries, regional government and travel and tour companies in Taninthayi region. We will introduce our Myeik destination at the ASEAN Tourism Forum, which will be held in Singapore on January 16 to 20,” said U Tint Thwin, director-general of the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism.
       The new hotels and tourism development working committee was formed in the last week of December in Taninthayi region, with 23 members from Taninthayi regional government, an official from Myanmar tourism federation, travel and tour businessmen from Myeik region.
       The new working committee will hold a meeting today to start the project, it is learnt from the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism.
       “Our Taninthayi regional government will cooperate with other ministers to implement the development of Taninthayi region.
       There are a lot of beautiful places in Myeik archipelago, but we haven’t taken people there yet.
       The new designation will create job opportunities for the local people, said U Myint Maung, Taninthayi region minister for natural resources and environmental conservation.



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