Entrepreneurs in Chin state, one of the country’s remotest and least developed areas, will build eleven new hotels from April as local authorities look to draw some of the millions of tourists heading to Myanmar each year away from well-trodden destinations.
The mountainous state is not served by commercial airlines and busses from Yangon often take up to 17 hours. But the state government hopes the stunning scenery and local culture will help boost numbers once better infrastructure is in place.
It is providing plots of land for ten of the eleven hotels, with work due to start in the next fiscal year.
Salai Isac Khin, Chin State’s Minister for Municipal Affairs, Electricity and Industry, said about 30 local business people applied to build 39 hotels, but authorities only granted permission for 11 sites.
Three of the hotels will be in Hakha, the state capital, while another two will be built in Falam township to the north. Only Kanpetlet and Mindat townships now have “hotel-level” accommodation, according to official media. Both are situated near Mt Victoria, which draws the majority of Chin state’s visitors.
Source: Myanmar Business Today