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Development could take place on the Mergui Archipelago

A major new frontier for tourism development in Myanmar could take off on the Mergui Archipelago in the coming years, if the government approves a local company’s proposal.

The archipelago is a constellation of over 800 islands in the Andaman Sea in southern Myanmar. The proposal has been submitted to the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism and is awaiting approval from the relevant ministries.

“We are targeting four islands, namely either Koonthee island or Kabuzar island, Ashae Sunar island, La Ngang island and Tanintharyi island,” Kyaw Myo Paing, manager of Myeik Private Corporation, told TTG Asia. “Each island will include a bungalow-type hotel, guesthouses, shops, a theme park, golf course, swimming pool and boat services. The project is scheduled [for construction] within the financial years of 2014 to 2018.”

The corporation has not yet decided whether to open the project to foreign investors.

TTG Asia

[pictured: Ethnic Moken village near Mergui]

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