Project to develop sustainable tourism being implemented
Within the framework of the ‘Sustainable Tourism Development Project’ being implemented by ADB, a solid waste landfill facility is being built
Within the framework of the ‘Sustainable Tourism Development Project’ being implemented by ADB, a solid waste landfill facility is being built in Khanh and Khatgal soum of Khuvsgul province. With the commissioning of the facility, more than 350 local citizens will become possible to be provided with job opportunity. Previously, the ADB has approved the release of USD32 million in loan and grant funding in ADB’s second tourism project to enhance and diversify sustainable tourism development in Mongolia. The project aims to develop tourism in 3 provinces of western Mongolia including Khuvsgul, Khovd, and Uvs provinces. The ADB Senior Environment Specialist for East Asia said, “Through the project, the capacity of entities will be strengthened to develop local-based tourism, establishing tourist streets and complexes. By doing so, new job opportunities will be created and the management of five globally significant natural and cultural heritage sites will be improved.” As part of the project, two tourist streets will be built in the center of Khovd and Uvs provinces, opening 9 markets near the natural parks for the exhibition and trade of local industrial products.