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MoHT Union Minister inspects tourist destinations in Thanbyuzayat Township

UNION Minister for Hotels and Tourism Dr Htay Aung visit­ed the Myanmar-Thai Death Railway Museum in Thanbyu­zayat Township of Mon State yesterday. The museum was estab­lished to lure foreign visitors and develop the region in 2016. It features historic paintings, steam locomotive and records photos and video clips of sol­diers paving ways. The muse­um was reopened to the public yesterday after a temporary closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Then, the Union Minister and party went to War Cem­etery of Thanbyuzayat Town­ship and the officials reported the maintenance works of the cemetery. The cemetery was the very first one established in Myan­mar in 1946 and the prisoners of war from the UK, Australia, the Netherlands and Asia who died in paving the Myanmar-Thai­land Death Railway from 1942- 1945 were buried there. Most of the visitors pay a visit there. Then, the officials visited the Kyaikkhami mid-water pa­goda and donated offertories including cash. The pagoda is crowded with domestic travel­lers during the public holidays. The Union Minister then inspected the preparations of 21 Paradise Hotel at Setse beach. The Union Minister met the Mon State Chief Minister U Zaw Lin Tun and discussed ho­tels and tourism development programmes and appreciated the efforts of the state govern­ment for working together with the ministry. Finally, the Union Minister inspected the place to construct Information Counter for desti­nations in Mawlamyine Town­ship.—MNA Source From: The Global New Light of Myanmar

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