In Myanmar's Myeik archipelago (also known as the Mergui archipelago), 530 acres on Kyun Phi La and Nga Khin Nyo Gyi islands have been rented from the government for hotel development.
According to Eleven Myanmar, Mokan & Kyaw Win Phyo are set to build a hotel on 510 acres on Kyun Phi La Island in Kawthoung Township, Taninthayi Region, while United Hotels & Resort will take 20 acres on Nga Khin Nyo Gyi Island.
These two hotels are among 25 planned projects in the archipelagoes of Taninthayi Region that are awaiting approval from the Union Attorney General’s Office, the Myanmar Investment Commission, the Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry and respective regional government committees. The Aquamarine Ecotourism Development Company has submitted a proposal to build a hotel on 150 acres on Samart Island in Kyun Su Township. Polastric Wint & Partners legal Services, K Future, KNL Development Infinite Creation, NKB and Myanmar Life Hotel Investment have all applied for permits to build hotels on thousands of acres in the Myeik archipelago region.