National Ecotourism strategy for Myanmar in the pipeline

ECOTOURISM in Myanmar is set to receive a boost with a national Ecotourism Policy and Management Strategy underway.

Working on the strategy are the Ministry of Hotels And Tourism (MOHT), Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry, and the Myanmar Tourism Federation.

The strategy is meant to support biodiversity, conservation, community-based income generation, and strengthen the management of protected areas and cultural assets in Myanmar.

This includes Lampi Island Marine National Park in the south and Hkakaborazi National Park in the north.

MOHT had held a national consultation workshop in end-October to gain information and suggestions from industry stakeholders. Details of the workshop were released to the press recently.

It was the latest in a series of consultation sessions that have been held since May this year and the initial results from these will be compiled for further discussion at national level.

A collaborative Ecotourism Task Force has also been established, drawing senior officials from 15 ministerial departments in Myanmar.

Source: TTG ASIA

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