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ADB and Norway to Fund Study on Burmese Tourism

15 October 2012

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Norway will give Burma US $225,000 to help it formulate a plan to sustainably develop its tourism industry, according to a report by TTR Weekly, a journal on tourism in the Mekong Region. “To ensure benefits are sustainable and extend to more people, the country needs a comprehensive plan that respects culture and the environment,” said the head of the ADB’s mission Burma, Putu Kamayana. International visitor to Burma could top 1 million this year, generating an estimated $390 million in foreign exchange and providing about 50,000 jobs.