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Union Ministers for MoHT and MIFER receive delegation led by Minister of Economic Development of Russian Federation

UNION Minister for Hotels and Tourism Dr Htay Aung along with Union Minister for Investment and Foreign Economic Relations Dr Kan Zaw received a delegation led by Mr Maxim Reshetnikov, Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation, at the Nay Pyi Taw International Airport on 3 December. At the meeting, they exchanged their opinions on the facilitation of the visit of Russian tourists and the development of the tourism sector of the two countries and then left for Ngapali Beach by air. On the morning of 4 December, MoHT Union Minister Dr Htay Aung met the chairman of the Myanmar Hotelier Association (Rakhine Zone) and executives at the Aureum Palace Hotel at Ngapali Beach in Thandwe Township. At the meeting, the Union minister said that the State has been encouraging the tourism business as a priority sector and that Russian tourists love beaches, especially Ngapali Beach as they are fond of visiting beaches. They enjoyed the beautiful scenery of Ngapali Beach and the environment that is not overcrowded with tourists. Thus, the Union minister urged the entrepreneurs to support the development of the State and the socio-economic life of residents by welcoming Russian tourists and directed them to make an effort for the long-term development of tourist attractions, the advancement of small and medium-scale enterprises and the promotion of the local products for large quantity sales. Next, the chairman of the Myanmar Hotelier Association (Rakhine Zone) and executives made a presentation about the cleanliness of destinations, the sufficient power supply and appropriate relaxations, and the Union minister fulfilled the requirements through coordination. Afterwards, the MoHT Union minister together with MIFER Union Minister Dr Kan Zaw met the delegation led by Mr Maxim Reshetnikov, Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation, and discussed issues of promotion and cooperation in tourism business between Myanmar and Russia. At the meeting, the Union minister clarified tourism cooperation agreements and the preparations of a draft memorandum of understanding (MoU) regarding the tourism cooperation between the two countries. The Minister of Economic Development of Russia said tourists from Russia will visit Myanmar soon and arrangements will be made so that governmental and private groups can cooperate in upcoming projects. Then, the attendees discussed the measures to facilitate the visit of Russian tourists. In the afternoon, the Union ministers conducted the Minister of Economic Development of Russia and party round the hotel rooms and services of the Amazing Ngapali Resort, the Bayview Beach Resort and the Sandoway Resort, it is learnt.— MNA Source From: The Global New Light of Myanmar

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