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It is necessary to upgrade development of multi-faceted tourism industry in rural development and poverty alleviation: MoHT Union Minister

UNION Minister for Hotels and Tourism Dr Htay Aung said it is very important to promote the cooperation of the public-private sector to promote the development of multi-faceted tourism in the development of rural areas and the eradication of poverty. He made the remarks at the ASEAN Regional Forum on Village Resource Management for Rural Development and Poverty Alleviation, held with a hybrid system by Indonesia, yesterday morning. There are 46 villages in Myanmar that are implementing Community-Based Tourism (CBT). The development of tourism is important for the socio-economic development of local people in states and regions that are rich in unique cultural and natural resources, so local communities can benefit from tourism. The Union Minister also stressed the need to promote cooperation of the government-private-public for the development of tourist villages and multi-faceted tourism, to create tours in village tourism and establish the necessary standards, urging the participants in the forum to cooperate for the development of rural tourism in the ASEAN region. The forum was attended by representatives from ASEAN member countries, the Directors-General and officials from the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism, region and state branch office managers, representatives from local tour management groups and officials from the Myanmar Tourism Federation.— MNA Source From: The Global New Light of Myanmar

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