The Fourth Steering Committee Meeting of the Project "Human Resources Development in the Hospitality and Tourism Sector (MAY/001)" took place at the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism (MoHT) in Naypyitaw on 5 November 2019. A specific focus was put on ensuring sustainable outcomes and successful handover to local stakeholders and government counterparts by the end of the project.
The Project Steering Committee endorsed the work of the project over the past 12 months, with Monitoring & Evaluation data showing that most of the 21 performance indicator targets were reached or on track to be achieved by the end of the project. Results over the four years of the project demonstrate that 50% of all MoHT personnel in headquarters and regions have received training with support by the project, with over 70% improving their capacity and skills. More than 1,000 young people completed a 3-9 month certificate course in hospitality, travel or tourism in government training schools supported by the project. A further 1,700 young people completed entry-level front-line training courses in hospitality and almost 2,500 supervisors and managers were trained across all 14 states and regions.
From 2015 up to the end of 2019, almost 6.4 million EUR has either been committed or disbursed and the remaining amount of the 8.5 million EUR has been allocated to the final phase of project activities, which includes a revision of the Myanmar Tourism Master Plan. Twenty civil servants from MoHT will be assigned to the Centre for Tourism Development and trained and coached by project trainers in order to take over the full operations, administration, finance and teaching in the renovated Ministry building in downtown Yangon.
Approval for an 18-month extension until mid-2021 was agreed by all relevant ministries and the Attorney General’s Office, so that a smooth handover will ensure and all project funds are disbursed according to the workplan and budget.
During this fourth Project Steering Committee meeting, the Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar was represented by the Ministry of Hotels & Tourism, Education, Labour, Immigration & Population, Planning & Finance, Border Affairs, as well as representatives from the private sector, tourism associations, educational institutions, and others. The Luxembourg Chargé d’Affaires from the Lao PDR, Mr. Sam Schreiner, the LuxDev Resident Representative, Mr. Quentin Bourdeaux, along with Project staff, also attended the meeting.
The MYA/001 project is financed by the Luxembourg Development Cooperation and implemented by LuxDev.↑ Haut de la page