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Burma Launches $500m Tourism ‘Master Plan’ for 7.5m Tourists by 2020

6 June 2013

Burma on Wednesday announced a Norway-funded US $500 million ‘master plan’ to boost tourism in the country, according to the Asian Development Bank. The new plan will include airport expansions in Mandalay and Naypyidaw and the building of hotels. The ADB said the proposal would help create jobs in a burgeoning tourism and service sector. The regional bank said as many as 7.5 million tourists would visit Burma annually by 2020, seven times the current amount, which could support an additional 1.4 million jobs.