Romanian Govt. opens new call for cultural tourism projects
The Ministry of Investments and European Projects launched on May 3 a new call for projects within the program envisaging the "promotion of the 12 tourist/cultural routes, Component 11 - Tourism and culture" under the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (PNRR) of Romania.
Apparently, the projects submitted in the first call were not covering the most representative routes.
The component of the PNRR has a budget of EUR 105.3 mln. A first call was open between February 25 and March 20, following which the ministry found it necessary to open a new call to occupy the remaining seats available within the tourist/cultural routes, respectively, because "the 12 tourist/cultural routes should be representative for the entire country."
"Romania's cultural heritage is a value of ours, of all of us, which must be capitalized on in order to create jobs, especially in rural areas," interim minister Marcel Boloş said, according to News.ro.
"I hope that through this new call, we will have more proposals for objectives for the restoration of Roman forts and churches, and for the promotion of monasteries, fortresses, castles and traditional villages, and other objectives on the 12 important routes for promoting cultural tourism in Romania," he added.
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