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Hotels near heritage sites get govt approval

Publication Date : 05-08-2014


The Myanmar government is slated to permit the opening of hotels and inns near heritage centres upon meeting the required standard, said Myaw Myat Moe, secretary of Myanmar Restaurants Association.

"Hotels and inns will be permitted to open around the villages located near heritage preservation sites in line with the standards set by the government. We will design the hotel building in conformity with the traditions of a particular zone and will take good care of waste disposal," said Myaw Myat Moe.

To comply with the standard, restaurant owners will meet and discuss upgrading facilities and building design in line with the area's cultural heritage.

Hotels and inns near Hanlin, Beikthano Myo (Vishnu City) and Sriksetra, located around Pyo ancient city, will be upgraded before the arrival of this year's high season for tourist arrivals.

Ministry of Hotels and Tourism expects that the upgraded facilities will attract an increased number of international visitors.

Myanmar has prohibited the building of more hotels in the ancient city of Bagan, which the government hopes to nominate as a World Heritage Site soon, a minister said. "We will not allow new hotel constructions there," Soe Thein, minister of the president's office, told Deutsche Presse-Agentur.

There are currently 17 hotels under construction in four zones adjacent to temple city, but none are situated in the site itself.


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