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May 31, 2020

Bago Yoma gets ecotourism

A new ecotourism site is opened on the Bago Yoma Mountain Range.  Photo: Supplied

A Myanmar company started a new ecotourism site in the Bago Yoma Mountain Range in Bago Region in southern Myanmar, yesterday, for visitors to view wildlife, visit ethnic communities and purchase traditional handcrafts.
The Bago Yoma Eco Resort project is being led by the Phyo Sithu Company, has received support from the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation.
The opening ceremony took place along the Ottwin-Paukkhaung Road on Bago Yoma Mountain Range approximately 100 miles north of  Yangon.  “We set up ecotourism sites with the aim of conserving ecosystem and biodiversity and turning locals into lovers and protectors of wildlife and nature through income generation and job creation,” said Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation Union Minister U Ohn Win. “In addition, the sites also serve as the springboard for community participation in protecting and conserving ecosystem and biodiversity.”
The ministry has designated 15 ecotourism sites in 1996, 19 nature zones and two elephant camps in 2011.
Union Minister for Hotels and Tourism U Ohn Maung called for closer cooperation between the entrepreneurs and media in promoting ecotourism projects. The resort offers a perspective on ethnic Kayin culture and handcrafts and also offers adventure tours, biking, elephant riding and bird watching.
The two ministers donated medical aid to local station hospital and desks for a local high school. Phyo Sithu Co. presented Ks500,000 to Paukkhaung township students. —Myanmar News Agency


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