UNESCO to Aid Spice Route Project of Kerala

Published on: 21 Nov, 2013
Published under: Kerala Travel News

20 November 2013

The Spice Route Project Of Kerala will now be supported by UNESCO which will help to revive the 000 years ago, the Route was used by traders of spices and explorers. The UNESCO’s backing for the Project came after two days of meetings and presentations at the UN agency’s headquarters in Paris last week.

The meeting was led by Vinay Sheel Oberoi, India’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to UNESCO, and Suman Billa, Secretary, Kerala Tourism. Billa also met Francesco Bandarin, Assistant Secretary-General (Culture), UNESCO, and ambassadors of several countries that are part of the Spice Route, including China, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Oman, Brazil, Russia, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

“We are delighted to receive the support of UNESCO for the Spice Route Project. I am sure it will help the revival of Muziris, which was the beginning point for the Spice Route,” said A P Anilkumar, Minister for Tourism, Government of Kerala.

Bandarin told Kerala Tourism that taking up the Project through the UNESCO and United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) was a right thing to do, said Billa. Earlier, the Spice Route initiative of Kerala Tourism had received the support of UNWTO.

Source– travelbizmonitor.com

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