Ordinary passport holders from Japan, ROK, China, Hong Kong, Macau welcomed at Ygn airport

Union Minister for Hotels and Tourism U Ohn Maung welcomes tourists at the Yangon International Airport yesterday. Photo: MNA
Union Minister for Hotels and Tourism U Ohn Maung welcomes tourists at the Yangon International Airport yesterday. Photo: MNA

A ceremony was held yesterday at Level 3 of Terminal 1 at the Yangon International Airport that introduced visa free arrangements to Myanmar for ordinary passport holders from Japan, South Korea, and from the special administrative regions of China — Macau and Hong Kong, and visa-on-arrival services for Chinese tourists arriving by flight. The ceremony also welcomed the aforementioned tourists.
Attending the ceremony were Union Minister for Hotels and Tourism U Ohn Maung, Deputy Minister for Transport and Communications U Kyaw Myo, Japanese Ambassador to Myanmar Mr. Ichiro Maruyama, South Korean Ambassador to Myanmar Mr. Lee Sang-hwa, the consul from the Chinese Embassy, the deputy director-general from the Department of Civil Aviation, the deputy director-general from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the administrative director from Aerodrome Co. Ltd, departmental officials, and invited guests.
Union Minister U Ohn Maung first delivered the opening speech and then took a documentary photo before touring inside Terminal 1.
Afterwards, the Union Minister, together with the Chinese military attaché, and other officials greeted and welcomed the 109 Chinese tourists from Air China (CA-415) flight and gave them gifts. The tourists were entertained with Kyaukse elephant dance, Thu Nge Taw dance, and U Shwe Yoe-Daw Moe dance.
Similarly, in the evening, the Union Minster, together with the Japanese Ambassador and the administrative director from Aerodrome Co. Ltd, greeted and welcomed 131 Japanese tourists from All Nippon Airways (NH-813) flight and gave them gifts and souvenir cards.
The Partners Co. Ltd. and East Field Co. Ltd. from Japan also gifted a specially made mascot figure to the Union Minister.
Later at night, South Korean tourists from Korea Air (KE-471) flight were also welcomed with gifts and entertained with Kyaukse elephant dance, Thu Nge Taw dance, and U Shwe Yoe-Daw Moe dance. — MNA

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