Union Minister’s Office

Administration and Human Resources Management

  • Manage the administrative affairs of the offices of the Minister and Permanent Secretary.
  • Manage staff and general administration of the Ministry’s office.
  • Coordinate the selecting of participants to attend training in Myanmar
  • Supervising the activities of the Ministry’s delegates attending conferences, exhibitions and seminars held in Myanmar and abroad.
  • Coordinating the administration of business registration, licensing and tax as managed by the Ministry.

Policy Department

  • Reviewing orders and directives of the Myanmar Hotel and Tourism Law.
  • Submitting amendments or recommendations regarding the Myanmar Hotel and Tourism Law as necessary.
  • Reviewing and commenting on orders and directives.
  • Acting on the legal advice of the Union Attorney General’s office to promulgate the required laws, rules, regulations and procedures which will become guidelines for the tourism industry in Myanmar.
  • Answering related questions and proposals from parliamentarians.
  • Submitting proposal letters to the Union Government’s Meetings and the respective committees of the Union Government.
  • Promulgating the necessary policies, order, directives and notifications to ensure the current tourism industry performs in accordance with the updated law.
  • Amending and reviewing the requirement of order concerning business licenses.
  • Enacting the new Myanmar Tourism Business Law (Draft) to be in line with other international tourism laws.

Planning and Statistics Department

  • Reporting on the progress and planning of short term, long term and yearly plans.
  • Negotiating and implementing projects of the Ministry, States & Regions.
  • Coordinating the collection of statistical data from MOHT for distribution to other Ministries.
  • Manage the collection of current or relevant statistical data.
  • Collecting and storing documents and data by computerized technology.
  • Continuously monitoring the collection and distribution of the data to the States & the Regions.
  • Implementing the e-government and information technology system.
  • Assessing and analysing research.
  • Maintaining performance records of organisations which are supervised by MOHT in conjunction with ICT.

Internal Audit and Finance Department

  • Managing budgets in accordance with the procedures.
  • Collecting budget data from departments on a monthly basis.
  • Monitoring the budget allocations and expanding the department in line with the Government’s functions.
  • Managing the budget process to be in line with procedures.
  • Performing internal audits within the Ministry.
  • Coordinating with the Union Auditor General Office in the auditing process and managing issues arising from the audit process.

Public Relations & Information Department

  • Providing support to domestic and international media.
  • Marketing the activities of the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism by sharing tourism related information on the Website and Social Media.
  • Providing technical assistance for video conferences and meetings with ministries, Regions & State Governments as a part of the e-Governance activities.
  • Producing videos for tourism related meetings including international organizations, ceremonies and activities of the Ministry of Hotels & Tourism.
  • Managing the permission process for special interest tours entering Myanmar such as caravan tours, motorcycle tours, cycling tours, yacht tours, cruise tours, river-cruise tours and charter flight tours.
  • Providing travel news to MRTV and uploading news on the Ministry website and Facebook.

Executive Office

  • Administrating local and foreign travel activities of the Union Minister and Senior Officials.
  • Managing itineraries, speeches and other matters related to the Union Minister, Senior Officials, and other Ministries.
  • Arranging the financial aspects of the Union Minister and Senior Officials’ household affairs.
  • Registration of correspondance of the Union Minister, Deputy Minister, Permanent Secretary, and Deputy Permanent Secretary.
  • When required, carrying out extra duties and responsibilities.

Directorate of Hotels and Tourism

Hotels and Tourism Supervising Department

  • Issuing and supervising Hotels, Motels and Lodging-house business licences.
  • Issuing and supervising tour operation enterprise licences.
  • Issuing and supervising tourist transport business licences.
  • Issuing and supervising tour guide business licences.
  • Reviewing and supervising hotels and tourism law, rules, orders and directives.
  • Inspecting and supervising Business Licenses that have been issued by the Ministry of Hotels & Tourism.
  • Collecting hotel and tourism’s statistical data.
  • Managing and supervising the duties and responsibilities of the Directorate of Hotels & Tourism’s branch offices which issue all four business licences.
  • Supporting and cooperating with the Human Resources Department in the development of training programmes for the Hotels & Tourism industry and promoting the Hotels & Tourism sector.

Training and Education Department

  • Selecting candidates to attend meetings, workshops, seminars and other events held by the Ministry and related organisations.
  • Supervising and conducting hotel and training schools for the private sector.
  • Collaborating with organisations from overseas to conduct capacity building training in Myanmar.
  • Registering and keeping records of the training and participants.
  • Organising regional training courses for hotel and tourism industry.
  • Managing the library of the Ministry of Hotels & Tourism.
  • Managing the administration of Tourism Training and Education Department.
  • Performing extra duties as required.

Planning Department

  • Disseminating information regarding procedures relating to proposals for hotel projects to Local and Foreign Entrepreneurs.
  • Scrutinising proposals for hotel projects submitted by Local and Foreign Entrepreneurs.
  • Developing hotel zones, coordinating with other departments of the Ministry of Hotels & Tourism and relevant Regional Authorities.
  • Developing new hotel projects, conducting studies and planning for the implementation process.
  • Managing local and foreign hotel projects in accordance with the legal laws, procedures and directives.
  • Managing the implementation of local and foreign projects.
  • Monitoring continuously the implementation of hotel projects in order to conform with the terms and conditions contained in the contracts.
  • Reporting on matters relating to breach of contract so as to take legal action.
  • Coordinating with relevant departments on matters related to importing hotel equipment, materials, taxation and other matters.
  • Scrutinising the construction designs of the projects.
  • Drafting Agreements.

International & Regional Cooperation Department

  • Overviewing Tourism Cooperation agreements under the frameworks of ASEAN, Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS), Cambodia-Laos-Myanmar-Vietnam (CLMV), Ayeyarwady-Chao Phraya-Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy (ACMECS), Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC).
  • Collecting budget data from departments on a monthly basis.
  • Bilateral cooperation with International and Regional Countries.

Tourism Promotion Department

  • Creating greater awareness of tourism destinations, tourist destinations and events through long term promotional activities.
  • The development promotional materials such as brochures, pamphlets, CD, and DVD for international travel shows and tourism destinations activities through Myanmar embassies abroad.
  • Producing pamphlets and brochures promoting potential tourist destinations in Myanmar.
  • Making necessary arrangements for participants to attend international travel shows, workshops, forums and seminars relating to tourism.
  • Socialising with neighbouring countries but also other potential partners to develop marketing and promotional opportunities.
  • Implementing activities and events related to tourism promotion and marketing in accordance with the guidance of Union Minister.
  • Coordinating and cooperating in tourism promotional events and festivals for the domestic market.

Administration and Budget Department

  • Manage the internal accounting and legal operations of the Department including salaries, pensions, employee information, building and vehicle maintenance.
  • Manage the budget planning and funds allocation process.
  • Collecting rental fees from leased private hotels and JV hotels.
  • Managing Foreign currency dealings.
  • Compiling monthly report.
  • Drafting annual statistical report.
  • Replying and submitting audit reports to the Union Auditor General.
  • Performing administrative matters in conjunction with offices.