MPs back Mekong tourism deal

The Union Parliament has approved the tourism minister’s proposal to participate in the establishment of a tourism coordination office for the Greater Mekong region.

Ohn Maung, minister for hotels and tourism, proposed signing the Greater Mekong deal on December 15.

“Myanmar is planning to sign the Greater Mekong deal. By opening a tourism coordination office, we can promote cooperation between Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam and China. It can boost economic development and cooperation for a sustainable tourism sector,” Ohn Maung said.

The agreement aims to promote cooperation in tourism and implement a Mekong tourism strategy. The members would cooperate in seeking markets for tourism, foreign investment and smooth and secure travel, the minister said.