VICE President U Henry Van Thio who was in Kachin State, Myitkyna, left for Yangon yesterday afternoon and was seen off at Myitkyina Airport by State Chief Minister Dr Khet Aung, State Hluttaw Speaker U Tun Tin, State Chief Justice U Tu Jar, State Advocate-general, auditor-general, ministers, Hluttaw representatives, ethnic cultural groups, Ethnic Kachin Entrepreneurs Association members, local people and officials.
In Yangon, National Tourism Development Central Committee Chairman Vice President U Henry Van Thio met with the Center for Tourism Development officials at Hospitality Service School meeting hall.
Also present at the meeting were Union Minister U Ohn Maung, Deputy Minister U Tin Myint, U Aung Htoo and U Tin Lat, Permanent Secretary U Aung Naing Oo and officials.
At the meeting, the Vice President was explained about the Hospitality Service School by officials and the Union Minister and Deputy Ministers provided additional explanations.
With regards to the explanations, the Vice President made a remark about the need to manage the tour regions and maintain the natural environment. People were to be informed about increasing maintenance and cleanliness of the tour region and officials to study tourism management of other countries where tourism works were developed. Various means were to be used for promoting the tour regions in the country, said the Vice President.
From there the Vice President went to the Tourism School on Mahabandoola Street and met with officials.
At the meeting Ministry of Hotels and Tourism Deputy Director General U Myint Htwe explained about the school and the Union Minister and Deputy Ministers provided additional explanations.
The Vice President stressed the need to prepare for systematic management when tourist arrivals increase and then inspected the school.
When the Hotels and Tourism Ministry was established in 1992, Tourism School was opened mainly to conduct tour guide (basic) courses. At the present, with the support and assistance of international partner organization Luxembourg Development Cooperation Agency (Lux Dev), Hospitality Service School and Tourism School were transformed into the Center for Tourism Development (CTD). The schools have been conducting courses including tour guide, bedroom maintenance, housekeeping, hospitality, food and beverage, etc. — MNA (Translated by Zaw Min)