Fruit and vegetables being sold at the floating market.
Inlay March 29
A new floating market will be built in Myanmar’s famous Inlay Lake in Shan State in May as the existing floating market in Heyar Village gradually turns into the land, said sources from
the tourism industry.
One reason Shan State attracts international touristis due to world-famous Inlay Lake with floating islands and the custom and tradition of Inn ethnics. Therefore, the authorities are taking systematic measures for the conservation and beautifying of the grand lake. The existing floating market has seen such changes since 2000, so the plan has started to open a new market to catch greater attraction of local and international visitors.
Out of the 20 floating villages, Inpawkhon Village and Nanpanpaukpar Village which still have 70 to 80 per cent floating homes have been tentatively selected for a new market where textile, silverware and local products will be sold.
A coordination meeting also took place to discuss the conservation of Inlay Lake, protection of watershed areas, biodiversity and wood plantations, improvement of socio-economy of the local people and systematic sharing of funds. The meeting was held at the office of the Shan State government on 18 March. It was also attended by Union Minister for Hotels and Tourism U Ohn Maung.
The union minister also held a meeting on 19 March with civil society organizations and non-governmental organizations to discuss the conservation and maintenance of the Inlay Lake.
The Myawady Daily