28 Mar 2024 20:44

Russia, China, Mongolia, S. Korea to issue collection of eco routes in 2024

MOSCOW. March 28 (Interfax) - Four countries participating in the Greater Tumen Initiative have agreed to come up with a joint collection of promising eco-tourism routes, and there are plans to issue it in 2024, the press service for the Russian Economic Development Ministry said.

"It is planned that the collection will be issued in 2024. It will include some 50 eco-tourism routes on the territory of Russia, China, Mongolia, and Korea," Nikita Kondratyev, director of the Department of Multilateral Economic Cooperation and Special Projects, said.

The collection will be distributed among representatives of the tourist businesses of the participating countries and clients of tourist agencies, the ministry said.

The joint collection of eco routes will speed up the promotion of domestic tourism potential with an emphasis on Siberia and the Far East, and will boost awareness among the tourist community of prospective and already existing eco-tourism projects in Northeast Asia.

The Greater Tumen Initiative is a mechanism of intergovernmental cooperation in Northeast Asia supported by the United Nations Development Program which comprises China, South Korea, Mongolia, and Russia.