The United States of America has broken ground on a new
liaison office in Nay Pyi Taw, the capital city of Myanmar.
The U.S. Embassy Liaison Office, which will be
housed within the Hilton Nay Pyi Taw hotel, is expected to open
It will serve as the official presence of the U.S.
government in Nay Pyi Taw, facilitating increased engagement
between U.S. diplomats and the Government of Myanmar.
The groundbreaking ceremony took place in
the presence of U.S. Ambassador Scot Marciel and Minister U Kyaw Tin,
Union Minister for International Cooperation, Myanmar.
“It gives us great honor to be the first hotel in Asia Pacific
to host an U.S. liaison office. We are delighted to have the opportunity not only to provide a warm and secure space for
partners and colleagues of the U.S. Embassy to conduct business
from on a daily basis, but for Hilton Nay Pyi Taw to deliver the
Hilton experience to their guests and partners when they visit,”
said Alan Watts, President, Asia Pacific, Hilton.
Nay Pyi Taw is the
capital of Myanmar and the third most populous city in the country
with nearly 1 million people. As the seat of the Union Parliament,
the Myanmar Cabinet and government ministries, the city hosts a
growing number of foreign embassies and international
The United Nations’ Myanmar headquarters in Nay Pyi
Taw houses 12 of the 17 UN agencies in the country. Other
international organizations that maintain a strategic base in Nay Pyi Taw include the Asian Development Bank, Institute for
Democracy and Electoral Assistance, Westminster Foundation for Democracy, Wildlife Conservation Society and the World Bank.
The Bangladesh Embassy and an interim liaison office for the
Chinese Embassy are also located in Nay Pyi Taw, with more foreign
embassies expected to move into the capital soon.
Nay Pyi Taw,