Mongolia, UNDP to cooperate to develop sustainable tourism

2020-08-10 14:58:56

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. On August 7, Minister of Environment and Tourism D.Sarangerel received UNDP Deputy Resident Representative Nashida Satarr.

At the beginning of the meeting, Deputy Resident Representative Nashida Satarr praised Minister D.Sarangerel on her successful effort in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic during her time as the Health Minister and congratulated on her appointment as the Minister of Environment and Tourism and wished success in her future endeavors.

The UNDP and the Ministry of Environment and Tourism cooperate and jointly implement a number of projects that are human-centered and more focused on improving the livelihoods of local people, such as the projects on protection of biodiversity, establishment of integrated cashmere platform, strengthening environmental assessment and strategy in the mining sector, development of sustainable tourism, etc.

During the meeting, the Deputy Resident Representative said, “I would like to express my gratitude with the long-term successful cooperation between the UNDP and the Ministry. Tourism is the key sector of Maldives’ economy. In this sense, we are always open to share our experiences and work together to make Mongolia a leading country in tourism.”

For her part, the Minister said, “In addition to technological advances, we have a priority to preserve our natural environment for the future generation. Therefore, we will support and cooperate with the UNDP in all aspects to ensure the effectiveness and timeliness of all the projects and programs for the environment and the people of Mongolia.”

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