YANGON- According to the National Export Strategy, plans are underway to implement Community Based Tourism Project in Chin and Kayin States and Taninthari Region, says Aung Soe, Director-General of Myanmar Trade Promotion Team under the Ministry of Commerce.
“In National Export Strategy, we firstly carried out tourism sector. Capacity Building Initiative-CBI provided US$ 1.9 million aiming for implementation of Community Based Tourism Project which had been implemented in Kayah State since 2012. It is three years long term project. Now, it was successfully completed,” said Aung Soe.
The Kayah State Government Committee and other Peace Organizations participated in boosting of tourism industry in Kayah State.
“We filmed documentaries about Kayah State and then we competed in Berlin, Germany where we got first prize for documentary. Moreover, we were chosen to create another project for next year. However, we didn’t choose the place for the project. We don’t know that the project will be implemented in whether Chin, Kayah States and Taninthari Region or not. It is under discussion,” said Aung Soe.
As the number of travelers from home and abroad increased in Chin State, mostly entrepreneurs are very keen to build hotels and resorts in Chin State. That’s why they are discussing about construction of hotels and resorts with the government, according to the Myanmar Investment Commission.
With the aim to boost community based tourism industry in three major cities: Dawei, Myeik and Kawthaung Townships of Taninthari Region, Ye Htut Naing, President of Taninthayi Region Chamber of Commerce and Industry, reported the Vice-President (1) at the 14th regular meeting between Vice-President 1 and Myanmar Entrepreneurs held at the office of Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry to allow a person who want to invest in construction of hotels and resorts in beach and forest-owned land.