Ecotourism of Hkakabo Razi region gaining momentum

Ministry of Planning and Finance, Forestry Department hold a meeting with UNESCO on administrative planning of the nature tourism of Hkakabo Razi region, Kachin State. Photo: MNA
Ministry of Planning and Finance, Forestry Department hold a meeting with UNESCO on administrative planning of the nature tourism of Hkakabo Razi region, Kachin State. Photo: MNA

Ministry of Planning and Finance, Forestry Department and UNESCO jointly launched a meeting on administrative planning of the nature tourism of Hkakabo Razi region, Kachin State yesterday in Nay Pyi Taw.
Forestry Department Deputy Director-General U Kyaw Kyaw Lwin attended and delivered the opening speech at the meeting.
The Hkakabo Razi region hosts a large array of rare creatures, exotic and beautiful landscape, forests, mountains high and low, natural plants and unique flora and fauna species.
Ethnic groups such as Rawan, Lisu, Jein Phaw, Tibet along with their traditions, costumes and cultures are recordable in list of world heritage. So efforts should be made for the region to enter into the World’s Heritage list, said the Deputy Director-General and explained the importance of ecotourism of the region, the opportunities ecotourism will create for the local ethnics and then invited suggestions from the advisors from WCS.
Officials from Forestry Department, Kachin State Hluttaw representatives, departmental officials and representatives from ICIMOD and WCS attended the ceremony.
The existence of rare mega mammals including Asian elephants and Indian rhinos, beautiful scenery, multiple ethnic groups with their attractive cultures and costumes serve as the foundation for the development of Myanmar’s Tourism. The region has 21 legally recognized ecotourism sites of which 19 are preserved natural sites and two are elephant camps. Work is under way to further promote ecotourism of the area.—Myanmar News Agency

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