Tourism committees implement Shan state tourism development


Shan State Tourism Committee (1/2022) meeting was held in Shan state government office meeting hall in Taunggyi town at 11 am on 28 February.
Shan State Tourism Committee Chairman State Chief Minister Dr Kyaw Tun said that the National Tourism Development Central Committee, Tourism Committee and Regional Tourism Work Committee have been formed under the Myanmar Tourism Law. These three committees are working on tourism development in Myanmar. Besides, for the development of tourism in Shan State, the members of the regional tourism committee are mainly implementing 13 points of the regional tourism committee as stipulated in the law. The tourism sector has dropped significantly because of the current global pandemic. So, there is a need to operate the tourism sector with domestic travellers while there are no international travellers. In carrying out the working process, more attention is needed to be paid to the COVID-19 rules and regulations.
There are about 420 hotels and lodges in Shan state. Out of them, only 311 hotels and lodges have been granted the regional level certificate while eight houses have been granted the national level certificate.
For safety training, about 65 hotels and 1,296 trainees on three trips have been trained. Besides, 99 per cent of the hotels and guesthouses’ staff have been vaccinated.
Then, Shan state Regional Tourism Committee secretary directorate of hotels and tourism director U Htein Aung Naing explained the current tourism situation.
Issues are being raised at the Shan State Tourism Committee (1/2022) meeting to make decisions and they are discussed in general.
After that, State Chief Minister Dr Kyaw Tun added some points for discussion and made concluding remarks, it is learnt. —Maung Maung Than (Taunggyi)/GNLM

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