The Project for Sustainable Regional dDevelopment through Eco-Tourism (Technical Cooperation Project)
Period : February 2006 to December 2009
Counterpart Organisations : (Central Government)
• Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations (Entity Government)
• Ministry of Environment and Tourism (Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina)
• Ministry of Physical Planning, Civil Engineering and Ecology (Republika Srpska)
• Ministry of Trade and Tourism
A thriving industry before the war, tourism is being viewed with interest in Bosnia and Herzegovina as one of a few sectors with growth potential, since the country is blessed with a lush natural environment, valuable historical relics, and other resources. Ecotourism, meanwhile, offers a strategy for balancing the goal of preserving the environment and historical relics with community development, including the creation of jobs over the long term, and sustainable city and town design. Recognising this, JICA is undertaking a technical cooperation project that grew out of development study undertaken from July 2003 to March 2005 and a plan for sustainable regional development it drew up on the basis of this.