EU And UNDP To Allocate €2 Mln For Local Ecology And Tourism Projects In Belarus

Over the next six months, 126 local initiatives designed to improve the life of the Belarusian regions will be implemented in the country with the help of funding from the EU and UNDP. 

The funds were allocated to support projects related to ecology, preservation of historical heritage and development of local tourism.

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European Union, UNDP in Belarus and the Ministry of Economy of Belarus announced the results of the Main Contest of Local Initiatives on 14 March. Photo: UNDP

The implementation of those initiatives will have an impact on over 1 million people residing in small towns and rural areas.

Each pilot region will receive from 50,000 to 90,000 euros to address local challenges in accordance with their development priorities.

For example, the money will be used to create an ecological path with a bird watching platform in Valozhin district.

In her address, Andrea Wictorin, Ambassador, Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Belarus, stressed that local development issues should be dealt locally.

“We are very glad at how the project is developing. We found understanding and support from the regional authorities, and are already working on new initiatives”, Andrea Wictorin said.

Sources: TUT.BY, UNDP

Main photo: Dmitry Lasko