The Ministry of Religious and Cultural Affairs is planning to provide free accommodation for pilgrims visiting the Kyaik Htee Yoe pagoda in Mon State.
The announcement came after the ministry met the business people in Nay Pyi Taw on 23 September to discuss their business activities undertaken in the neighbourhood of the pagoda.
Their discussions also covered the undertaking of lawful business, the implementation of peaceful pilgrimage for visitors, the provision of free accommodation, the placing of community donations under the care of the trustees after the revocation of the contract system and the standardisation of the quality of gold foils for the pagoda.
At the meeting, Yoe Yoe Lay Company agreed to reconstruct its seven hotels in accord with the ministry’s regulations. The company will hand over two community halls, which have been converted into guest houses, to the pagoda’s board of trustees to provide free accommodation. —001