English version of the news by Xinhua - Myanmar to construct artificial beach in northern state

YANGON, Jan. 7 (Xinhua) -- A private company -- Myanmar Nwe Winis making feasibility study on building an artificial beach in the country's northernmost Kachin state this year in cooperation with international enterprises, sources with the Myanmar company said on Thursday.

The project, which is first of its kind in the country, will involve investment by the New Zealand Trades Enterprise Limited (NZTE) and other business enterprises from Japan, Australia and China, the sources said.

The planned artificial beach project, which lies near the bank of Ayeyawaddy river, stands a short distance to the Lido highway road connecting India, Myanmar and China, it said,

There has been some famous natural beaches in the country, namely Chuang Tha and Ngwe Saung beaches in southwestern Ayeyawaddy division and Ngapali beach in western Rakhine State, attracting a large number of local and foreign visitors.

Meanwhile, all hotels in Ngwe Saung was reopened in October last year after being closed for non-tourism season when few visitors came.

To facilitate transport, an airport is being planned in Ngwe Saung which is 46 kilometers from Pathein, capital city of the division.

On completion of the airport project, a three-hour drive from Yangon to reach Ngwe Saung will be replaced by minutes' flight and the Ngwe Saung beach resort will become the second which is accessible by air after Ngapali.

Credit to Xinhua


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