Monday, November 8, 2010

ACTIVETRAVEL ASIA joins Cartitas Switzerland in Project Officer Pro-Poor Tourism in Ha Giang, Viet Nam.

ACTIVETRAVEL ASIA takes part in the new Project Officer for the Pro-Poor Tourism (PPT) project named “Quan Ba District Integrated Community Development Project, Ha Giang province”

Quang Ba, Ha GiangHa Giang, Viet Nam

Caritas Switzerland in Vietnam, together with the local authorities, aims to develop an alternative source of income for the local people with tourism. It will assist the village(r)s through capacity building and awareness raising to become conscientious hosts and take actively part in this new livelihood opportunity.

A first sustainable tourism project has been implemented in 2004-2005, and then a new assessment and evaluation of the potential of a Pro-Poor Tourism strategy development in the area has been conducted in 2009-2010.

This project focus on improving the living quality in Quan Ba district , Ha Giang province, one of the poorest area in Vietnam.

Goals and objectives: “Setting up sustainable livelihood for the poorest households and the poorest community with attention to indigenous knowledge, strengthening the culture which is facing a risk of oblivion, and obtaining sustainable maintenance of the environment resources”.

• Increasing incomes
• Improving living quality
• Minimizing the insatiability of life
• Improving food security
• Maintaining sustainable usage of the natural resources

Expected starting time: December , 2010

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