The Parliament building will now be officially open to visitors, locals and foreigners, as part of the Hotels and Tourism Ministry's plan to promote tourism in the quiet capital of Nay Pyi Taw.
Included in its tourism marketing plan are buildings in the city like the international airport and hotels. According to a source at the ministry, the Nay Pyi Taw website will be launched soon.
Supporting the plan, Air KBZ started the Nay Pyi Taw – Mandalay route in April.
The ministry recently announced the rules and regulations for parliament building visits. It is not decided yet whether visitors will have to pay the entry fee.
The rules mainly focus on the security issue. The visitors have to inform the parliament three days in advance with which building they want to visit and the exact time. The visitors must know where the restricted areas are and that alcohol is prohibited.
Students, members of political parties and persons from local and foreign organisations have been already permitted to observe the parliament when the session is in progress.