government will begin collecting entrance fees to the ancient Bagan
heritage zone using an e-ticket system starting on Monday, according to
the Bagan Archaeology and National Museum Department.
new system is being installed by Shin Than Thu Co Ltd, a public company
that won the tender earlier this month, U Aung Aung Kyaw, director of
the department, said on Thursday.
Shin Than Thu won with a bid of K7 billion for the project in the 2018-19 financial year.
2016, the collection of Bagan’s entrance fees was given to a private
enterprise. The Myanmar Tourism Federation won the tender to collect the
fees for five years, but in August this year, the Ministry of Religious
Affairs invited a new tender for fee collection to switch to the
e-ticket payment system.
According to a contract signed between
the ministry and the federation, the government receives 90 percent of
the proceeds, while the federation keeps 6pc for hiring staff and
tourism promotion, and 4pc goes to regional development and temple
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