The Ministry of Culture and Tourism of China organized the Lancang-Mekong Tourist Cities Cooperation Alliance Conference in Chongqing from 20 to 22 October.
The Yangon City Development Committee Chairman Mayor U Bo Htay, Nay Pyi Taw Council Chairman Dr Maung Maung Naing and administrative officials and mayors of China, Cambodia, Viet Nam and Thailand joined the Lancang-Mekong Mayors’ Forum online yesterday.
During the meeting, the Yangon Mayor discussed the cooperation works among the regional countries to adopt the safe system to revive the tourism industry in the post-COVID-19 period, difficulties of World Bank in reviewing the situation as the tourism industry halted in every country due to the pandemic and the world economists could not set the future plans, further cooperation to overcome the challenges, duties of YCDC and Yangon Region government for sector-wise development, including tourism sector of Yangon, the international gateway under the guidance of the State Administration Council.
He continued that Yangon was once the capital city of Myanmar and is now a commercial centre of the country. The city boasts of the historic Shwedagon Pagoda, National Museum, Bogyoke Aung San Market, China town with Colonial buildings, crowded stalls, independence monument, Supreme Court, City Hall and Sule pagoda. He then highlighted about tourist destinations of Yangon, including Shwedagon Pagoda, and urged the regional countries to work together to recover the tourism industry. — MNA