Last week, HIDRIA together with our Chinese partners NAREE, attended the Kick-Off meeting of the “Sustainable Tourism Development Project in Mongolia – Phase 2”. This Technical Assistance, financed by the Asian Development Bank, has a duration of 9 months and the objective of designing a project based upon international best practices and become a model for sustainable tourism, especially for other regions and protected areas in Mongolia and Central Asia.

For the next months several activities are planned such as the rapid appraisal of four protected sites, the assessment of nature and heritage tourism opportunities and the assessment of the impacts of COVID-19 on the local tourism sector, to name just a few.