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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

H & T Ministry to attract more visitors to Reed Lake

Reed Lake, the landmark lake of Chin State.

Yangon September 21

Ministry of Hotels and Tourism will take steps to attract more local and foreign travellers to Reed Lake, the landmark lake of Chin State.

Located at an altitude of 2,966 feet near the Myanmar-India border, the heart-shaped lake mainly attracts Mizo people, mostly students, fromMizoram of India. The water in the lake usually turns muddy during Christmas annually and the situation lasts one to two weeks, according to locals.

“Ecotourism should be promoted at places like Reed Lake in Chin State. Mainly, transportation needs to be improved. And we need more hotels in Chin State,” said manager Ko Nay Soe Aung of a tour company.

Apart from Reed Lake which draws over 1,000 foreign travellers annually, Mt. Natma has also become a popular ecotourism site to local and foreign travellers.

“I think we might need foreign investment in order to develop ecotourism here. The Chin State Government should take a lead role in this,” said local U Mone Htan.

The lake is accessible by either Hakha-Falam-Reedkawdhar road or Kalay-Tiddim-Reedkawdhar road from Mandalay. Previously, only jeeps are suitable for the road, but now luxury cars can also drive on the road.

The Ministry of Hotels and Tourism plans to draft tourism master plan in cooperation with concerned departments, tourism organization and experts, and will also design ecotourism guidelines and regulations. 

The Myawady Daily

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