Government plans to develop Myeik Archipelago
Ministry of hotels and tourism has revealed its business plan to develop the Myeik archipelago in Taninthayi Region as a tourist destination.
Local newspaper Daily Eleven reported quoting the hotels and tourism minister U Ohn Maung that the ministry aims to earn income from natural resources in the archipelago in cooperation with the other government ministries and doing business with regional investors.
The minister said the ministry will give priority to the local companies in consideration for the approval for making investments in the region though a Thailand based company proposed to invest in the area.
Myeil Archipelago was only opened up to foreign tourism in 1997 and much of it has not been thoroughly explored. It received a total of 3,248 visitors in 2015.
Ref: Daily Eleven