Myanmar aims to attract more travelers from Japan

The ministry will be setting up booths which will showcase the pristine beaches and islands of the Myeik archipelago. Regional tourism ministers of Tanintharyi Region, Kayah, Rakhine and Kayin states would also be attending the expo to promote tourism development in their areas, the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism said. Among those that will be […]

Myanmar to build more hotels in southern archipelago to boost tourism

Nine local and foreign companies have been granted by the Myanmar Investment Commission to build more hotels in the Myeik archipelago in southern Tanintharyi region. According to local directorate of hotels and tourist Sunday, the new hotels will be built on 12 islands of the archipelago. There are more than 800 islands in the region, […]

Islands from Kyunsu Township designated as restricted areas for fishing

The islands situated 15 nautical miles away from Sa Khan Thit village, Kyunsu Township, Taninthayi Region have been designated for the first time as restricted areas for fishing, it is learnt from Kyunsu Township Fisheries Department. The territorial waters near Tharmyar Ami island and Wetphyu Taung island, 15 nautical miles away from the village, will […]

Department of Forestry invites Open Tender to produce for Bio-nest swiftlet bird’s nest from Islands in Tanintharyi Region; Closing Date: Feb 9, 2016

Subscribe to our tender alert mailing list Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry Department of Forestry, Tanintharyi Region Invitation for Open Tender 1. Open tender are invited to bidders to produce for Bio-nest swiftlet bird’s nest from the following islands of Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry, Department of Forestry, Tanintharyi Region by bidding system. […]

Investors Lining Up for Mergui Archipelago Hotel Permits

RANGOON — Nearly 30 local companies and joint ventures are awaiting government approval for hotel projects in Burma’s Mergui Archipelago or have already been given the greenlight to start implementing plans, according to Aung Zaw Win, director general of the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism. The Myanmar Investment Commission is currently vetting 20 local firms […]

Myanmar’s Mergui Archipelago: Is tourism a force for good?

As resort developers sense the money to be made in Myanmar’s Mergui Archipelago, Nigel Richardson sails around its 800 islands and realises what is at stake In Biggles Delivers the Goods our eponymous goggled hero flies north over the Andaman Sea on a mission to thwart the Japanese: “To the right, the horizon was defined […]