Plans laid for 20-year Ngwesaung development project

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 […]

Next hurdles awaits

Infrastructure and new promotion strategies vital to sustain growth “It is very tough to do business here,” said William Costley, Hilton Worldwide’s vice president for Southeast Asia operations. “How to sustain the growth is very important. The government and related ministries should focus on infrastructure and connectivity rather than expansion of destinations. At the same […]

New and Improved Airports Needed as Myanmar’s Tourism Grows, Officials Say

RANGOON — With the winning bids for Burma’s three major new airport projects due to be announced by the end of this month, officials say the contracts are necessary, given that the government hopes to draw over 7 million tourists to the country by 2020. The existing international airports for Rangoon and Mandalay will be […]