MoHT union minister discusses tourism development in Kengtung

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Union Minster U Maung Maung Ohn makes an inspection tour in Kengtung in Shan State on 8 April.

Union Minister for Hotels and Tourism U Maung Maung Ohn made an inspection tour to Kengtung in Shan State on 8 April.
During the inspection tour, the Union Minister inspected preparations of the Amazing Kengtung Resort and the Kengtung Paradise Hotel to be reopened following the COVID-19 health guidelines.
The Union Minister also met the Eastern Shan State Administration Council’s Chairman, officials from the Kengtung District Tourism Administration Body, the Myanmar Hotelier Association Chairman and responsible persons from the tourism associations and hotels to discuss hotel and tourism develop- ment.
At the meeting, he said the hotels and tourism industry in Myanmar is being reopened at the national level as per the State Administration Council Chairman’s directives as the COVID-19 is considered under control. The Government is systematically taking necessary measures to revitalize the tourism industry, starting with the vaccination of the COVID-19 vaccine for employees in the tourism industry.
He added the need to pay special attention to the public as tourism is not only a support for economic development but also related to various sectors, and the need to continue to develop the Community-Based Tourism — CBT).
He urged to work together among the ministry, tourism associations and locals for the tourism development in Kengtung.
The meeting discussed implementing the ministry’s Tourism Relief Plan, reopening of hotels under the COVID-19 health guidelines, attractive tour destination development of the Destination Management Organizations (DMO), COVID-19 vaccination, Caravan tour management and the tourism development situations of Kengtung.
The Union Minister also visited tourist attraction sites of Kengtung, such as Nawngtung lake, Kengtung tower, 218 feet high cedar tree that was planted during the reign of King Alaungphaya, over 250 years ago and the Palian Gate, built in the 18th century.
Afterwards, he paid homage to the Maha Myat Muni Pagoda and donated cash assistance to the pagoda trustees.—MNA

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