Plans for a 20-year Ngwesaung development project have been drawn and will be implemented in four five-year phases, in order of importance, according to Ministry of Hotels and Tourism.
The socioeconomic development plan is designed to urbanise the beach village, introducing infrastructural development such as electricity, telecommunications and even a small airport, as well as environmental conservation regulations.
The ministry met with Thailand-based LP Holding Co Ltd and KTGY Inter-Associates Ltd this month to discuss the project.
Union tourism minister Htay Aung said the ministry will help with infrastructure construction.
The beach receives around 50,000 foreign and local visitors annually, which is lower than other beaches, probably due to poor infrastructure.
Myanmar’s coasts receive a total of about 500,000 visitors annually, most of whom go to Chaungtha Beach.
Plans to distribute more electricity to Chaungtha, Ngwesaung and Ngapali beaches will be carried out over the next two years.