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It is learnt that the hotel zone will be established in the Mottama mountain ranges. As there are not many land areas in Motta­ma mountain ranges, only the small hotel zone can be developed.

Dr. Min Nwe Swe, Mon State Planning and Finance Minister said: “The formal approval from government to build hotels in Mottama moun­tain ranges is awaiting. As there are many historic pagodas, the high-rise buildings which block these views will not be allowed .The government will allow constructing hotels for the development of the state. The government will also permit to build hotels not only in mountain ranges but also in the islands of Mon State.”

U Aung Kyaw Moe, the director of Thanlwinaye company which propose to build hotel in the moun­tain ranges, said that our company has 23-acre land plot and intend to build the hotels with between 80 and 100 rooms for 150 and 200 guests. We request the ar­chitects to make the design as the glassed-in build­ings to enjoy the beautiful scenery. We will start our project as soon as we obtain the government approval and design. Including our company, the other three companies also propose to do the project.

“During the tour of the businessmen from Tak District, Thailand on August 20, they are very interested in hotel zone project and signed MOU to coordinate the hotels and tourism industry between Myanmar and Thai. They also offer to open a high standard Thai Restaurant in Mawlamyine” said by the secretary of the UMFCCI, Mon state, U Htin Aung Kyaw.

At the meeting with hoteliers and businessmen in Mawlamyine, on 27August,Union Minister of Hotels and Tourism, U Htay Aung, said that the government will help to establish hotel zone and for the development of tourism industry.

REF: KYAY MONE, 30-8-2013

Source: The Traveller Journal