Around 18 Myanmar tourists today landed at Imphal airport at around 11 am to attend the Sangai Tourism Festival. 2 among them are Meitei of Myanmar.
Speaking to the media persons at the Imphal Tulihal Airport, Khin Maung Myint, CEO of Golden Myanmar Airlines said that the Golden Myanmar Flight has landed six times during the season of Sangai Festival and this is the third year to land. Apart from flying during the Sangai Festival seasons only, they are also looking forward for regular flight between Mandalay and Imphal if there are passengers and good cost factor.
Khin Maung Myint also said that the people of Myanmar are very optimistic about their future. The country economy has opened since 2011 and with the coming of Lady Aung San Suu Kyi, people of Myanmar are hoping for better future, more FTI to visit their country and expansion of the country economy and every sector including the aviation sector, he added.
Khin Maung Myint further said that for him this is first time to visit Manipur though he was planning for many years. Manipur has similar things, the features, culture etc. and like to make a bridge between Manipur and Myanmar and want the people of Manipur to visit Myanmar, see their culture how similar between Manipur and them. People are also very open and friendly like Manipur and people of Myanmar are also excited to visit and see how Manipur is, he added.
Eighteen passengers including two Manipuris namely Purnimala and Lakhimi Devi from Mandalay visited the state today and thirty five passengers from Manipur will leave Imphal for Mandalay today, he added.
Purnimala and Lakhimi Devi of Mandalay while speaking to reporters said that visiting Manipur remind them of their forefather. This is the third time they are visiting Manipur and feel very heart warming. They will stay six days in Manipur. During their stay they will visit places like Govinda Temple, Moirang and many other places of Manipur, they added.