Union Minister U Maung Maung Ohn inspects tourist destinations, hotels in Nay Pyi Taw

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The MoHT Union Minister and party are making the inspection tour at Nga Laik Kan Thar Elephant Camp.

Union Minister for Hotels and Tourism U Maung Maung Ohn inspected the tourist destinations and hotels in the Nay Pyi Taw Council area in order to meet the set COVID-19 rules and regulations yesterday.
On his tour, the Union Minister first visited the ancient pagodas in Nyaung Pin Gyi Su Village in Pobbathiri Township and paid homage to Sayadaw Ashin Cakinda, 84 of Nyaung Pin Gyi Su Monastery.
The Union Minister then said there are 34 ancient pagodas and 14 sitting Buddha images in the compound of Nyaung Pin Gyi Su Village Pagoda. The visitors can study the ancient religious buildings and other things, including the natural beauty and lifestyle of resident people. Therefore, the regional officials should make preparations to attract the travellers to these places.
He also inspected the hotels which operated in line with COVID-19 health rules. The responsible person of the hotel explained their services.
The Union Minister stressed the need to be more cautious about COVID-19 as Nay Pyi Taw is a city where the government offices are concentrated.
Currently, the mutation of COVID-19 was discovered in some neighbouring countries. So it should take preventative measures for the guests to the hotels.
He also discussed the vaccination programmes for hotel staff, fair hotel fees and better services.
He then continued that the officials make efforts to implement Nay Pyi Taw as a central city to host the visitors. He instructed them to follow the COVID- 19 health rules.
Next, the Union Minister inspected the Nga Laik Kan Thar Resort and Nga Laik Kan Thar Elephant Camp near 217 miles post of Yangon-Mandalay expressway operated by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation.
Deputy General Manager of Myanma Timber Enterprise U Soe Naing and party explained the pans being carried out to open the elephant camp soon.
The elephant camp is located on 538 acres of land, and there are 19 elephants, 327 feet long wooden bridge and 4,817 feet long jungle road. Therefore, the local and foreign visitors can have a chance to study how to keep the elephants.
There are 29 tourist destinations in Nay Pyi Taw, including Upatasanti Pagoda, cloud sea in Wai Thali Village and a seven-storey waterfall in Mya Thida Village. There are 91 hotels, motels and guest houses in Nay Pyi Taw. The officials also make plans to discover new tourist places. —MNA

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