Vice President U Nyan Tun wraps up Laos and Cambodia tours

Vice President U Nyan Tun and wife visit museum of traditional Mekong-Ganga textiles in Cambodia.
Vice President U Nyan Tun and wife visit museum of traditional Mekong-Ganga textiles in Cambodia.

A Myanmar delegation led by Vice President U Nyan Tun arrived back in the country Friday evening after visiting Laos and Cambodia, respectively, at the invitations of Laotian Vice President Mr Bounnhang Vorachith and Cambodian Prime Minister Mr Samdech Hun Sen.
The delegation led by the vice president and wife Daw Khin Aye Myint arrived at the Office of the Angkor Wat Temple and Siem Reap Region Development and Cultural Authority on Thursday.
The delegation was welcomed at the office by the deputy prime minister, the minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and the chairman of the authority.
The Cambodian officials explained that the authority was formed in 1995 to conserve the areas and cultural heritages around the temple, to develop cultural tourism, to reduce poverty and to cooperate with INGOs and institutions for regional development.
The authority was able to remove the heritage site from the endangered list of UNESCO in 2004.
To create job opportunities for locals, a village of traditional culture and local handicraft was established on a 1,000-hectre area and it is attracting foreign tourists, according to the Cambodian officials.
With the funds of international cooperation agencies, four zones have been allocated for a green area project, the Great Angkor Project, a project for living with cultures and a project for cultural management, the Cambodian officials said.
As a result, the area has become not only a cultural heritage site but also an eco-tourism destination, the Cambodian officials added.
In the evening, the vice president and delegation attended a dinner hosted by the chairman of the authority and his wife.
On Friday morning, the vice president and delegation visited Bayon Temple, Ta Prohm Temple and a museum of traditional Mekong-Ganga textiles.
The vice president and delegation arrived back in Myanmar via Thailand in the evening.
The delegation was greeted at Yangon International Airport by Chief Minister of Yangon Region U Myint Swe and wife, region ministers, the Cambodian ambassador to Myanmar, the charge de affaires of Laos to Myanmar, departmental heads and officials.
The delegation comprised deputy ministers U Thant Kyaw, U Kyaw Kyaw Win, U Maw Thar Htwe, Shan State Transportation Minister U Sai Naw Kham and officials.

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