October 08, 2016

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Italy to launch project on sustainable tourism in support of cultural heritage in Myanmar

Mingun Pahtodawgyi in Sagaing is one of the tourist attractions in central Myanmar.
Mingun Pahtodawgyi in Sagaing is one of the tourist attractions in central Myanmar.

Italy will carry out a project on sustainable tourism in upper Myanmar developed by the University of Florence.
The plan, presented by the University of Florence, is a fundamental starting point in this direction, especially for the development of tourism in the north of Myanmar”, said the Ambassador of Italy, Pier Giorgio Aliberti, at the launch of the “Sustainable destination plan for the ancient cities of upper Myanmar”, realized by the Universities of Florence and Mandalay in collaboration with the Italian Development Cooperation Agency and the Myanmar ministries of Tourism, Planning and Finance and Culture.
The initiative aims to promote the development of sustainable tourism in the area of Mandalay, in the context of a broader project of cooperation between the two countries aimed at preserving and enhancing the cultural heritage of Myanmar, according to the statement released by Italian embassy in Yangon yesterday.
During the mission Ambassador Aliberti has also met the representatives of the local Chamber of Commerce, some members of the Mandalay civil society engaged in politics, environmental protection and women empowerment.
In addition, he met with the Chief Minister and the Mayor of Mandalay, whose encounter was an opportunity to confirm the commercial cooperation between Italy and Myanmar in priority sectors such as agribusiness and infrastructure, and to discuss about new forms of cooperation for the future.


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