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Tourism Development: Italian Firm Assists For Responsible Tourism In Myeik Archipelago

30 March 2018

The project on Building Local Capacity for Conservation and Tourism Development in Myeik Archipelago has been implementing at Lampi Marine National Park.

Situated in Myeik Archipelagos, it is the only Marine National Park of Myanmar.

The project has been carrying out by the Italian NGO Istituto Oikos for 10 years with the fund supported by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

During this period, the tasks mainly focused to promote the conservation of natural resources and the sustainable management of the Park.

Italian Ambassador Pier Giorgio Aliberti had visited the project site recently, and met with the local authorities. The mission also gave the opportunity to discuss the future plans for the area.

The Italian Agency for Development Cooperation has also approved another project “STAR- Innovative Strategies for Environmental Conservation and Social Inclusion through the Development of a Responsible Ecotourism Model”.

This initiative will promote responsible tourism in Kawthaung District through the active involvement of local authorities, communities and the private sector.