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Myanmar steps up security measures with hotels following bomb blasts

Source:Xinhua Published: 2013-10-24 19:09:33

Myanmar is stepping up security measures with hotels, motels and inns across the country for the safety of tourists following recent series of bomb blasts that targeted some hotels and guest houses, local media reported Thursday.

All hotels, motels and inns are set to be equipped with CCTV cameras to monitor the unusual movement of visitors being accommodated and the installation of such security apparatus will be completed before the upcoming 27th Southeast Asian Games to be hosted by Myanmar when international visitors are expected to increase sharply.

A bomb explosion in Toungoo guest house and another in Yangon's Traders Hotel respectively killed two people and injured a foreign visitor on October 11 and 14.

There is more than 880 hotels, motels, and inns scattered in Yangon, Nay Pyi Taw, Mandalay, Bagan, Taunggyi, Inlay, Chaungtha and Ngwehsaung where most foreign tourists used to visit.

Myanmar has seen a massive influx of tourists thanks to the government's sweeping reform.

Last year, tourist arrivals hit 1.5 million.
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