August 19, 2016

Foreigners taking care committee has its first meeting

Vice President U Myint Swe addresses at the meeting of “taking care of foreigners”. Photo: MNA
Vice President U Myint Swe addresses at the meeting of “taking care of foreigners”. Photo: MNA

A supervisory committee for “taking care of foreign visitors” commissioned by the President’s office met in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday. Vice President 1, U Myint Swe, chairman of the committee, spoke at the committee’s first meeting.
In his address, U Myint Swe said that Myanmar Police Force has established a 24/7 channel to connect the international organisations regarding matters related to scrutinising and protecting foreign visitors.
U Myint Swe stressed the need to provide safe and secure environments for foreigners who enter Myanmar in accord with the laws and developing security systems at border checkpoints as Myanmar is set to welcome around 5.5million tourists this year, according to it’s own statistics.
U Myint Swe called for all-out efforts to achieve the functions of the committee, thereby ensuring sustainable tourism in the country.
“It is required to step up scrutiny of visitors for the security of the country, especially those blacklisted by the international governments and Myanmar’s government, but also to promote the tourism sector,” said U Myint Swe.
Next, Chief of Myanmar Police Force Police Maj-Gen Zaw Win who is also the secretary of the central committee, Union Minister for Home Affairs Lt-Gen Kyaw Swe, vice-chairman of the committee, and members from the Union Minister for Labour, Immigration and Population U Thein Swe, Union Minister for Hotels and Tourism U Ohn Maung and officials reported on respective matters.—Myanmar News Agency


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