Norway supports Myanmar’s Tourism Master Plan

After the Norwegian government offered USD 225,000 to Myanmar to implement the tourism master plan, experts have started to study and analyse tourism destinations in Myanmar before drawing up a Master Plan.

The team began its study at Inle Lake on 18 October and is scheduled to finish on 4 November but could take longer.

“We will go to tourist destinations to analyse and collect all data and information for the master plan. And we will return to do a workshop on the results of our analysis. We will take advice from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Ministry of Hotels and Tourism for this plan,” Mr. Paul Rogers, team leader of Myanmar Tourism Master Plan drafting body, said during a meeting with Minister for Hotels and Tourism U Htay Aung in Nay Pyi Taw on 15 October.

The grant of fund supported by the Norwegian government will be administered by Asian Development Bank (ADB).

“ADB will assist the international tourism experts to draw the Tourism Master Plan. The team was also selected by ADB,” said Daw Kyi Kyi Aye, a consultant to the team.

The grant will pay for a sector assessment to examine Myanmar’s tourist assets and liabilities, visitor traffic, infrastructure and human resource needs, existing laws and policies, and the role of private sector organisations, the ADB said in an online newsletter dated 12 October.

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