TOURISM DEVELOMPENT IN MYANMAR AND TRANSPORTATION LINKAGES IN MYANMAR by vsf50303

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									Myanmar
 Tourism
Promotion
              TOURISM DEVELOMPENT IN MYANMAR
                           AND
            TRANSPORTATION LINKAGES IN MYANMAR




                                          Presented by

            Ambassador H.E U Nyunt Tin
            Secretary of Myanmar Institute of Strategic and
            International Studies (Myanmar-ISIS)
            (Asia Cooperation Dialogue –ACD)
            (15-18 December, 2004. Bangkok)


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Myanmar
 Tourism                                Introduction
Promotion              Myanmar is recognized as a tourist destination with a rich cultural
            heritage, blessed with a unique environment; snowcapped mountains,
            beautiful lakes, long rivers, lush tropical forests, unspoilt beaches and
            archipelagoes.
                       Thus, realizing the importance of the role of tourism in terms of its
            generating foreign exchange, contributing to economic growth, integrating
            friendship and understanding and creating job opportunities, Myanmar has
            given priority to the development of tourism and has been promoting
            Myanmar tourism based on nature, history and cultural heritage as our major
            themes, targeting a broad range of markets in Europe, Pacific Asia, South
            Asia, Southeast Asia, Australia and the Americas.
                       Tourism in Myanmar began as a government enterprise. With the
            formation of the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism in 1992 and the
            promulgation of Myanmar Tourism Law in 1993, private sector has been
            encouraged to develop the potentials of Tourism. In addition, public private
            relationship has nurtured systematically. The Union of Myanmar Travel
            Association and the Myanmar Hotelier Association have already been formed.
            Today, continuing efforts are undertaken that seek to further enhance public
            and private partnership for cooperative efforts in tourism promotion and
            marketing overseas.



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Myanmar     Major Tourist Attraction and Potential Sites
 Tourism      Myanmar is traditionally a cultural destination popularly known as the
Promotion     Land of Pagodas. The main tourism sites accessible throughout the year
              by plane, train or coach are Yangon, Mandalay, Bagan, Tauggyi and
              Inlay Lake. Mt. Khakarborazi (5889 metres) the highest peak in
              Southeast Asia and Mt. Victoria attract mountaineer         and trekkers.
              Ngapali, Chaungtha, Ngwesaung and Kantharya beaches, and the
              islands and marine life in the Myeik Archipelago are famous attractions
              of Myanmar in the recent years. For eco-tourism, fifteen Wildlife Parks
              and Sanctuaries have been opened and made accessible now. Some of
              the eco-tourism sites are Mt. Khakaborzi, Mt. Popa, Natmataung,
              Alaungdaw Katthapa, Moeyingyi, Pyin Oo Lwin and Inlay Lake. The
              cross border travellers enjoys day trips to border towns in the northern
              and northeastern parts of Myanmar.
              For the development of new tourism products, (cultural, religious and
              eco-tourism) and to increase visitor arrivals to Myanmar all year round,
              the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism works together with the Tourism
              related Ministries, regional authorities, Myanmar Hotelier Association
              (MHA) and Union of Myanmar Travel and Association (UMTA). The
              initiatives include efforts to preserve the cultural heritage and at the
              same time let the tourists have awareness of the existing tourism
              products, accommodation and accessibility to the new destinations such
              as Putao, Mrauk Oo, Ngwe Saung, Myeik Archipelago, Kawthaung, Mt.
              Victoria and to take part in events such as Taunggyi Tazaundaung
              Festival in Shan State during November 2004, Naga New Year Festival
              in Sagaing during January 2005 and Thingyan, Water Festival 2005            Slide: 3




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                    Shwedagon Pagoda
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                        Yangon
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Myanmar     Bagan
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            Ancient Palace ( Mandalay )
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Myanmar            Inlay Lake
 Tourism
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            Snow capped Mountains of Myanmar
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Myanmar            Ngapali Beach
 Tourism
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Myanmar
 Tourism          Major Hotel Accommodations
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            (a) Yangon         -     6120 rooms
            (b) Mandalay       -     2527 rooms
            (c) Bagan          -     1801 rooms
            (d) Lake Inlay     -      742 rooms
            (e) Ngapali Beach  -      248 rooms
            (f) Ngwe Saung Beach-     742 rooms



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               The
            Landmark
               of
            Myanmar




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Myanmar         Regional Tourism Cooperations
 Tourism
Promotion

            Myanmar has signed Tourism Cooperation
            Agreements with China, Cambodia, Lao PDR,
            Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
            Myanmar, therefore, together with other ASEAN
            members is carrying out promotional activities under
            the Visit ASEAN Campaign to promote ASEAN as a
            Single Destination. Its active participation in regional
            forums and activities of BIMST-EC, PATA, GMS,
            EWEC, ACMECS and Ganga Mekong Cooperation
            would not only strengthen closer relations bilaterally
            but also regionally.

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Myanmar
 Tourism
Promotion

            Myanmar tour companies, airlines and Hotels
            participate at many International and regional
            tourism fairs. In 2006, Myanmar will be
            holding the ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF).
            Myanmar would like to coordinate with other
            ACD countries for special tourism
            arrangement such as Buddhist Culture tour
            which will include Buddhist countries like,
            Thailand, Lao PDR, Cambodia, India, Nepal,
            Sri Lanka ---- etc.

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Myanmar

                             Conclusion
 Tourism
Promotion

                    The Government is committed to develop
            tourism as one of the major economic sectors for
            earning foreign exchange and has directed its efforts
            to achieve the goal. Besides the existing tourist
            destination, new tourist attractions have been
            developed, giving encouragement to both local and
            foreign entrepreneurs to participate in the newly
            emerging market oriented economy of Myanmar. The
            strong public-private partnership in the development
            and marketing of Myanmar tourism will further
            enhance in the awareness of Myanmar as a safe
            tourist destination.




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          Transportation Linkages in Asia
    •     Asian Highway
    •     ASEAN Highway
    •     Greater Mekong Sub-region-GMS
          Highway
    •     BIMSTEC Highway
    •     India-Myanmar-Thai Tripartite Highway
    •     GMS East-West Economic corridor
          Highway
    •     GMS North-South Economic corridor
          Highway




                    Asian Highways
•       Asian Highway No-1 (AHI) - Starting form Myanmar–
        Thai border town of Myawaddy and ended at Myanmar–
        India border town of Tamu and its total length is 1665
        kilometer.
•       (AH-2) - Started from Thai-Myanmar border town of
        Tarchileik and in the direction of Kyaingtong-Taunggyi–
        Meikhtila. AH-2 will join with AH-1 and ended at Tamu.
•       (AH-3) – Which is 93 Kilometer long between
        Kyaingtong and Monglar.
•       (AH-14) – Which is 453 km long between Mandalay and
        Muse.
             ASEAN Highways
•   ASEAN Highway No-1. Which is identical with Asian
    Highway No-1.
•   ASEAN Highway No-2. Which is the same direction
    of Asian Highway No-2.
•   ASEAN Highway No-3. That is identical with Asian
    Highway No-3.
•   ASEAN Highway No-14. Which started from
    Mandalay and ended at Muse and it's 453 km long.
•   ASEAN Highway No-111. Which is 239 km long
    Loilim to Thibaw.
•   ASEAN Highway No-112. Which is 1058 km long
    from Thahtone to Kawthoung.

								
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