Ethnics Culture Festival to be held in Yangon

(From L to R) Union Ministers  Dr. Than Myint and Nai Thet Lwin, and Dr. Aung Tun Thet and MEEA Chairperson U Yaw Satt formally open the ceremony to hold Ethnics Culture Festival. Photo: MNA
(From L to R) Union Ministers Dr. Than Myint and Nai Thet Lwin, and Dr. Aung Tun Thet and MEEA Chairperson U Yaw Satt formally open the ceremony to hold Ethnics Culture Festival. Photo: MNA

The Myanmar Ethnics Culture and Tourism Promotion Festival will be held at Kyaikkasan Grounds from 25 to 29 January next year with the aim of introducing the traditional culture and customs and products.
Under the supervision of the Myanmar Ethnic Entrepreneurs Association (MEEA), a ceremony on holding the Myanmar Ethnics Culture Festival was held at the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI) in Yangon yesterday.
Speaking at the ceremony, Union Minister for Ethnic Affairs Nai Thet Lwin said he hoped that all the ethnic people would be united even further through such a festival.
“The Myanmar ethnic cultural festival will also offer opportunities for ethnic entrepreneurs to promote their ethnic culture along with the tourism sector and their food products to locals and international visitors,” said Nai Thet Lwin.
The union minister also expressed his heartfelt thanks to MEEA for implementing and coordinating the aims of the Ministry.
He committed that the Ministry would work towards holding such festivals, full of lively crowds, not only in Yangon but also in other regions and states where the ethnic people live, and he believed they would help in acquiring lasting peace, which everyone wants, aided by Myanmar ethnic entrepreneurs.
The union minister also urged the ethnic entrepreneurs to make Myanmar’s beautiful mountains, cultural dances and traditional culture known to the world.
Union Minister for Commerce Dr. Than Myint, Union Minister for Ethnic Affairs Nai Thet Lwin, Professor Dr. Aung Tun Thet and MEEA Chairperson U Yaw Satt opened the ceremony by pressing the ceremonial button.
Next, Union Minister Dr. Than Myint said that the aim of the festival was to upgrade the ethnic economy through the tourism sector, and expressed his thanks to the MEEA for the association’s attempt in penetrating the international market by collaborating with local food products.
The Ministry of Commerce will extend a helping hand to the entrepreneurs in promoting their manufacturing sectors, the union minister added, and he believed the country’s economy was also dependent on the economic development of the ethnic people.
Later, Professor Dr. Aung Tun Thet, UMFCCI Chairperson U Zaw Min Win and Vice Chairman of the MEEA U Aye Win delivered speeches.
The union ministers and officials concerned then took a photograph together with the attendees.
Next, General Secretary of the MEEA U Min Banyar San explained the aim of the Ethnic Culture and Tourism Promotion Festival.
Assistant Manager U Than Htike Thu from Black Knight Media explained the Branding Development of the festival, Managing Director U Zaw Kon Lone from The One Media explained the renovation process of the basic infrastructure, Chairman of the Entertainment Sub-committee of the festival K Ja Nu about the music concept, Secretary General Mran Sai Naw the selection of Miss Ethnic Myanmar 2019, and Joint General-Secretary Dr. Aung Ye Zaw the sponsor type and benefit for the ethnic entrepreneurs, respectively.
The ceremony was attended by ministers for ethnic affairs from respective regions and states, officials responsible from UMFCCI, diplomats from foreign embassies, MEEA officials, businesspersons and invited guests.
The Ethnic Culture and Tourism Promotion Festival is aimed at discovering the cultural buildings and interesting places of the ethnic people, to learn more about their culture, traditions, costumes and cuisine and to implement the peace process by promoting friendship and cooperation between the ethnic entrepreneurs. — MNA (Translated by Kyaw Zin Lin)

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