Project to develop community-based tourism launched www.montsame.mn
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The launching of the Sustainable tourism and Inclusive Economy of Mongolia project was held on May 14. The National Development Agency, Thailand International Cooperation Agency (TICA) and Integrated Mineral Resources Initiative program (IMRI) of German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) started the project in January, 2018.
The 2.5-year project aims to develop local community-based tourism. This is a good way for people to improve their income by introducing their traditional lifestyle to foreign tourists while restoring and preserving the forgotten heritage. The project will be implemented in Bayankhongor, Uvs and Selenge aimags in cooperation with the world’s tourism leader, Thailand.
Deputy Director-General of TICA Banchong Amornchewin said “I am delighted to share Thailand’s experience, achievements and advantages in tourism sector with Mongolia. Last year, Thailand welcomed 35 million tourists. Bangkok is the leader in attracting international tourists, followed by London. We will share not only the achievements, but also the failures we experienced.”
Total budget of this project is about EUR 500.000 and 200.000 will be funded by the German Government, another EUR 200.000 by the Government of Thailand and EUR 50.000 by Mongolian Government.