Chin State grants hotel licences to boost tourism

The iconic heart-shaped Rih Lake, one of Chin State’s major tourist attractions, will be more accessible for visitors as new licences for lodging development will be granted to tap into ecotourism. Environmental Conservation and Forestry Minister Win Tun said, Business licences will be issued after the lodgings in Chin State are upgraded to a standard fitting for foreigners. We have also planned to assess the tour trips in the state.” The government has designated 37 areas in Burma as natural conservation zones, with plans to develop 21 of them into ecotourism destinations.