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Myanmar: Myanmar Tourism Master Plan

Sovereign (Public) Project | 46271-001 Status: Closed

Project Details

Project Officer
Schipani, Steven M. Southeast Asia Department Request for information
  • Myanmar
  • Technical Assistance
  • Industry and trade
Project Name Myanmar Tourism Master Plan
Project Number 46271-001
Country Myanmar
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8136-MYA: Myanmar Tourism Master Plan
ATF - Norway TA Grant US$ 225,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Industry and trade / Trade and services

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact The Myanmar Tourism Master Plan is successfully implemented
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Strong country ownership of the Government-endorsed Tourism Master Plan
Progress Toward Outcome The expected outcome of strong country ownership of a government-endorsed tourism master plan for Myanmar has been fully achieved.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Comprehensive tourism sector assessment and analysis of strategic issues, key constraints and development needs undertaken.

2. Vision, strategic objectives, priority programs and projects, indicative resource requirements, and implementation and monitoring arrangements agreed among key stakeholders.

3. Knowledge dissemination plan implemented to raise awareness on the content of the master plan and promote sound decision making in national and subnational tourism planning.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) All TA outputs including the tourism sector assessment, Myanmar Tourism Master Plan 2013-2020, and knowledge dissemination plan are complete. Early appointment of highly dedicated MOHT counterparts facilitated national leadership over all aspects of TA implementation and helped to maximize knowledge transfer between consultants and counterparts.
Geographical Location
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The TA was designed in close consultation with the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism and private associations that form the Myanmar Tourism Federation. To ensure an appropriate level of policy guidance the TA steering committee is chaired by the Minister of Hotels and Tourism and comprised of members of the Facilitation Committee for the Smooth Entry of International Visitors to Myanmar and Myanmar Tourism Federation. Focal points have been appointed in key ministries to facilitate access to information and consultation with agencies responsible for reviewing and implementing the master plan.
During Project Implementation The TA builds on national experience, lessons from previous tourism sector assistance in the Greater Mekong Subregion, and international good practice to enable public and private stakeholders to effectively lead the process of preparing a tourism master plan that is aligned with national priorities and harmonized with regional commitments. A team of international and national experts together with counterpart agencies are undertaking diagnostic studies, individual consultations, surveys, and workshops to assess tourism's current and potential role in Myanmar's social and economic development, including analysis of tourism's overall performance, trends, and risks and opportunities. The analysis has focused on policy, institutional, and governance issues affecting sustainable development of the sector, and identified constraints and solutions for improving: (i) tourism-related human resources; (ii) management of negative social and environmental impacts of tourism, including its impacts on climate change; (iii) tourism management at natural and cultural heritage sites; (iv) development of pro-poor tourism products and services; (v) marketing and promotion; (vi) private sector investment, including public-private partnerships; (vii) cross-border and internal travel facilitation; and (viii) tourism-related infrastructure. The opportunity for national stakeholders, including civil society organizations, to identify other concerns and priority projects has been made available during a series of national and subnational consultations involving over 700 people. GMS National Tourism Organizations were also invited to share their tourism master planning experiences and lessons with Myanmar during meetings of the GMS Tourism Working Group. Analysis and solutions to address gender and ethnic concerns have been mainstreamed into the planning methodology.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services A firm of international (11 person-months of input) and national consultants (3 person-months of input). The duration is between 8 October 2012 to 31 March 2013.
Responsible ADB Officer Schipani, Steven M.
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Thailand Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Concept Clearance 11 May 2012
Fact Finding 13 May 2012 to 15 May 2012
Approval 05 Jul 2012
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 17 Sep 2013

TA 8136-MYA

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
05 Jul 2012 - 05 Jul 2012 31 Mar 2013 31 Aug 2013 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 225,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 225,000.00 05 Jul 2012 225,000.00

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Title Document Type Document Date
Myanmar Tourism Master Plan TA Completion Reports Oct 2013

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