Nay Pyi Taw, Apirl(15)

Union Minister for Ministry of Hotels and Tourism, U Ohn Mg visited Community Based Tourism  (CBT ) implemented villages ; Hti Ne , Inn Ni and Loi Khaw in Nyaung Shwe and Kyauk Ta Lone Townships, Pao Administrative Region on the morning of 14th Apirl 2018. Members of CBT Committee warmly welcomed the delegation led by Union Minister and briefly presented about the undertaking process of CBT projects. Then, Union Minister inspected CBT buildings.

Next, Pao Administrative Executive Committee explained the implementing process of hotel construction near Kakku Pagoda and Minister highlighted requirements.

CBT in Inn Ni and Hti Ne villages was started and implemented in 2015 by Pao Region CBT Committee and received tourists and guests in 2016. Loi Khaw Village was established as CBT Village in 2017 and welcomed and accepted visitors in 2018.

The annual visitor arrivals to those CBT Villages are 597 visitors in 2016 and total receipt is 233 hundred thousands, 694 visitors for 2017 and earned 283 hundred thousands and 298 visitors as of March 2018 and total earning is 125 hundred thousands.

These CBT Villages got the Winner Award and ASEAN CBT Standard Award at ITB Berlin Travel Mart held at Berlin, Germany in 2017.