Myeik University in Taninthayi Region, has launched a training on bird-watching on 1 October, in cooperation with Myanmar Birds and Nature Society (MBNS), aiming to attract travelers to the region, showcasing a variety of bird species.
In his address at the opening ceremony, Pyithu Hluttaw representative U Soe Paing Htay said university students must be knowledgeable enough about the region and must study for its development.
“The Myeik Archipelago depends on fishery business, but as fish stock declines, it is becoming difficult for this business to be sustainable. Therefore, nature-based travel business and conservation of natural species also need to be conducted together,” said MBNS Chairperson Dr. Thein Aung.
Next, Myeik University Rector Dr. Daw Ni Ni Oo gave a speech of thanks. The nine-day bird-watch training will be conducted by the chairperson and four members of MBNS, while 19 society members and 49 students are attending the training, it is learnt.
Zaw Myo Naing (Myeik IPRD)