24 January 2020
Chairman of the Ethnic Affairs, Public Affairs Management and Service Committee Vice President U Henry Van Thio addressed a coordination meeting on Myanmar Ethnics Culture Festival 2020 and Ethnic Sustainable Development Forum.
At the meeting in Nay Pyi Taw on Thursday, the Vice President stressed the objectives of the Myanmar Ethnics Culture Festival 2020 – to support peace process, to show the unity of the ethnics and ethnics’ culture, to promote tourism, to export ethnic products and to create job opportunities for ethnic youth.
He urged the attendees to organize the festival only focusing on the ethnics’ development. Regarding the Ethnic Sustainable Development Forum, the Vice President said it’s important to know the requirements of the ethnics so as to work for development.
The Forum is to strengthen connection among ethnic businessmen, to promote the role of ethnics in economic promotion, to export regional products as value-added ones, to create better markets and to invite foreign investments to ethnic regions.
Attendess discussed works done, plans, cooperation, media participation, digital promotion, hotels and tourism, fund and investment. Myanmar Ethnics Culture Festival 2020 is set to be held from the 1st to the 7th of February with Kayah traditional Tagondaing dance, and the Ethnic Sustainable Development Forum is set to be held in May.
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