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UNDP-Government establish the CBS website to promote tourism in RAEOA

UNDP-Government establish the CBS website to promote tourism in RAEOA

(Photo Tatoli/Francisco Sony)

DILI, 6 may, 2022 (TATOLI)- The Ministry of Trade and Tourism Industry (MTCI), the RAEOA Authority together with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), established a website for community-based tourism ”www.visitoecusse.tl‘ to promote tourism in the Oécusse Ambeno.

UNDP Resident Representative in Timor-Leste, Munkhtuya Altangerel said Timor-Leste has the potential for the tourism sector, therefore in line with the government’s strategic plan from 2019 to 2023 UNDP will support the Government to promote community-based tourism Across Timor-Leste.

“We have provided a website for community-based tourism. This online platform was created to support marketing strategies and promote Timor-Leste’s unique products, especially to domestic visitors and international visitors” UNDP Resident Representative, Munkhtuya Altangerel told TATOLI at the museum of resistance, today.

Altangerel said the website would provide complete information for national and international visitors about RAEOA tourism products, such as cycling through rice fields and nature spots.

“UNDP has provided around 30 thousand USD for innovation tour groups consisting of shooting, video production, and website creation activities,”

MTCI Deputy Minister, Inacia Texeira, said MTCI focuses on increasing the capacity and mindset of local communities in organizing and managing tourism business activities.

“Local people obtain knowledge through capacity building. They get direct and indirect benefits from this program. The impact of this program will increase people’s knowledge and income,” She said

Teixeira said this year MTCI will expand community-based tourism in several municipalities consisting of Liquica, Manufahi, Bobonaro, and Atauro.

“Currently MTCI is also implementing four sub-program of community-based tourism consisting of Tourism communitarian, Journal Resistance, Dili Cidade Historia, and Mambae Coffee Trade,” She added.

At the same time, RAEOA president Arsenio Bano said this program will provide sustainable benefits for the local community.

“We provide awareness to the surrounding community about the importance of community-based tourism. This will provide sustainable benefits for the local community,” he said

Mr. Bano estimates that every year around 500 international tourists and 1000 domestic tourists pay the visit to RAEOA.

 

Journalist: José Belarmino De Sá

Editor: Nelia Borges

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