EU Funds Black Sea Silk Road Corridor Project
On January 7, the EU through the Ministry of Regional Development and Tourism in Bucharest, Romania acting as the Joint Managing Authority for the Black Sea Basin Joint Operational Programme signed a contract for the implementation of the Black Sea - Silk Road Corridor (BSSRC). The project is being implemented with partners in Greece, Turkey, Georgia and Armenia.
In Armenia the BSSRC is implemented by the Armenian Monuments Awareness Project (AMAP) with co-funding from the USAID Enterprise Development and Market Competitiveness (EDMC) Project, and in cooperation with the Armenian Society for the Protection of Birds (ASPB).
The Black Sea Silk Road Corridor Project is a Tour Trail that will offer an exciting opportunity to retrace the ancient Silk Road through Greece, Turkey, Georgia and Armenia, explore the fascinating sights and cultures and the stunning sceneries of these ancient lands. Historical and cultural sights abound, as does incredible natural beauty, wide open spaces and awe-inspiring mountains and lakes, with plenty of opportunity to get involved in the local ways of life and enjoy unforgettable hospitality. The project aims at supporting cross border partnerships for economic and social development of above mentioned 4 countries through creation of tourism networks and promotion of local (rural) services and traditional products.
The BSSRC platform will offer visitors consistent opportunities to experience the natural destinations of the Black Sea BAsin countries, while learning about local history and culture. Apart from significant economic growth, the BSSRC Project Tour Trail will bring many environmental benefits. The paramount of them is the protection of biological resources, because for this platform to develop local communities will have to value their nature, preserve and maintain local ecologies (natural and cultural).
Read more: Launch of the Black Sea Silk Road Corridor in the Caucasus