Cetinje – The termination of the project in the goal of promotion of agro tourism in the surrounding villages, which is more than 120.000 dollars worth, has formally been marked yesterday in the village Karuc on Skadar Lake. The project as financed by the American agency for international development (USAID), though Organization for international help and development (IRD) with 65.000 dollars, Ministry of agriculture with more than 20.000 dollars and Association of vine growers from that village – section Agro tourism with 35.000 dollars.
Charge d’affairs in the American embassy Marsha E Burns said that with carrying out of this project the foreigners, who have the opportunity to stay in Montenegro for several days, would quickly realize that it has many beautiful places apart from the coast. She said that project Agro tourism in villages is a perfect combination of private and public deal, as well as that the Government fo USA is very pleased that it has the opportunity to help the development of Montenegrin tourism.
– I hope that this project will encourage as many visitors to come and to see this place and in that way get the chance to taste the “heart” of Montenegro – said Burns.
Chief of the mission of IRD Predrag Jankovic expressed his pleasure for carrying out such a regional project, which serves for promotion of rural tourism. He said that in that way in the area of three villages of old Montenegro, Katunska , Ljesanska and Rijecka villages, much better conditions for economic development will be created.
Assistant of the minister for the sector of forestry Miroslav Andjelic said that that is “very significant project for three villages, from many aspects, and especially from the aspect of development of agriculture and tourism”.
– These are first steps towards the revitalization of this area, which will condition the arrival of people one again in these places in nature – said Andjelic.
Representatives of the Association Nikola Sofranca and Borislav Pejovic expressed their expectation that the revitalization of this project will improve the development of tourism in these villages and will stir some new investments. Implementation of this project will have as a result the protection and promotion of traditional occupations and increase of sale of domestic products in these regions. 16 season workers will be employed for five months during the year.