On the heels of the joint contract between Japan International Cooperation Agency and the Myanmar government – an agreement aimed at enhancing development in the Bagan region -- organisations from Japan began studying the area’s tourism potential in April, 2014.
The Japan government compiled a report that was meant to supply the road map that would allow the MHT to strengthen the Bagan tourism sector.
Japan has also promised technical assistance, though the financial aid is unspecified, according to Aung Zaw, director general of the MHT.
The Bagan region has garnered much interest worldwide and more than 200,000 tourists have visited in 2013.
Among the million tourists that have come to Myanmar in the first four months of 2014, over 100,000 of them have been to Bagan.
Currently, there is an ongoing hotel expansion and altogether 77 hotels, motels and guest houses are in operation in Bagan, according to MHT.
source: Eleven Myanmar