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Union Tourism Minister meets officials from foreign investment hotels, attends Russian Language Course completion

  UNION Minister for Hotels and Tourism Dr Htay Aung met officials from foreign investment hotels at Inya Lake Hotel in Yangon yesterday morning. During the meeting, the Union minister said that international flights have reopened and e-business visas and e-tourist visas have been allowed since 17 April 2022, so foreign tourists from 79 countries are entering Myanmar. “It is also allowed to apply for an e-Visa at Myanmar embassies in various relevant countries. The rents and taxes for hotels that have to be paid to the State should be paid regularly. The State has granted visa-free permits to Russia and ASEAN (eight) countries. “Starting from this open season, when the tourism business is operating normally, citizen-owned hotels, guesthouses and related tourism businesses will be fruitful in addition to foreign investment hotels,” he elaborated. Afterwards, an official from the foreign investment hotel gave a presentation and the Union minister coordinated what was needed. Next, the Union minister attended the opening ceremony of the tour guide (basic) course and the graduation ceremony of the Russian language course and gave an opening speech. The ceremony was attended by Ambassador Dr Nikolai Liptoff of the Russian Federation to Myanmar, officials from the embassy, officials from departments, the pro-rector of the Yangon University of Foreign Languages, professors and heads of the Russian Language Department, officialsfrom the Myanmar Tourism Federation and affiliated associations, teachers and trainees. At the ceremony, the Union minister underscored that the Russian Federation has a long-standing friendship with our country, and the Inya Lake Hotel, where this ceremony is held, Taunggyi Sao San Htun Hospital and Yangon University of Technology were also supported by Russia in 1962. The Inya Lake Hotel is a historical heritage of Russia-Myanmar friendship, he added. The ambassador of the Russian Federation said, “Russia and Myanmar have established friendly relations, and the next year will be the 75th Anniversary — Diamond Jubilee.” The Union minister then presented awards to those who won outstanding awards in the course, and the ambassador of the Russian Federation to Myanmar presented certificates to a representative of the course participants. — MNA Source From: The Global New Light of Myanmar

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