Plans underway to open tourist information counter in Magway

An aerial view of Myathalun Pagoda seen on the Ayeyawady River bank. Photo: Zeyatu (Magway)
An aerial view of Myathalun Pagoda seen on the Ayeyawady River bank. Photo: Zeyatu (Magway)

TOURISM authorities are now working to open a new tourist information counter, where travellers can acquire information about destinations they want to visit, within the precincts of Myathalun Pagoda, one of the well-known tourist attractions in Magway Region, the region’s Directorate of Hotels and Tourism reported.
U Myint Sein, head of the department, said that there is a directive to open tourist information counters in each region and state. Currently, information counters are opened only in Yangon, Mandalay, Bagan and Inlay areas, where a lot of foreign visitors can be found. The regional directorate submitted a proposal to respective authorities to request a place to open a new information counter in Magway Region, and is now planning to submit a budget request for the project.
Regarding the appointment of daily-wage workers, who can converse fluently in English, relevant proposal has already been submitted to authorities, he added.
U Myint Sein went on to say that the number of international tourists has been increasing in the region, including about 4,000 tourists who visited the Myathalun Pagoda. Upon completion of the project, maps, pamphlets and other destination information will be distributed in both English and Myanmar languages through the tourist information counter.
According to the department, there are 38 hotels and motels in Magway Region, which hosts about 20,000 foreign tourists on an annual basis, including over 10,000 day-trippers and around 4,000 visitors, who usually enter the area by boats, operating along the Ayeyawady River. — Zeyatu (Magway)Myathalun 2 72

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