They promote a contest of ideas for the sustainable recovery of tourism

With the aim of contributing to the green and sustainable recovery of destinations and the tourism sector in the face of the consequences of Covid-19, several institutions launched the “Ideas Contest for the Sustainable Recovery of the Tourism Sector in the Dominican Republic”.
 
The Vice Minister of Cooperation of the Ministry of Tourism, Carlos Peguero, pointed out that: “without a doubt, this is a excellent opportunity to reward and promote initiatives from the private sector that support our commitment to a sustainable recovery of tourism.”
 
The contest organized and sponsored by the Tourism Sector Dialogue for Sustainable Development, the Ministry of Tourism, the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources and the Ministry of Economy, Planning and Development and the German Cooperation for Development, GIZ, is Aimed at formally constituted companies or small companies in the tourism sector, associations or accredited organizations (with legal status), tourism clusters, organized informal groups, specifically from 3 destinations in the country: Samaná, Bayahibe and the Colonial City.
 
Among the various aspects that will be considered and prioritized in the evaluation of the ideas that are presented are: that they generate new jobs; that have innovative actions, initiatives, projects, programs and/or strategies on sustainability issues and that propose how to ensure the development or sustainability of the idea, among others.
 
Svenja Paulino, director of the Biodiversity and Business Program at GIZ, invited the private sector to actively participate in this contest and present their ideas, “since their integration for green recovery, sustainability and biodiversity in tourism business management is extremely important.”
 
The implementation of projects that have a positive impact on sustainable development, the circular economy, resilience and biodiversity will be financed.
 
The director of the Circular Caribbean project: Prevention of Plastic Waste in the Seas of Central America and the Caribbean, Eva Ringhof, indicated that “the approach of the Dominican Republic is oriented towards promote new economic models that will make it possible to replace the traditional linear model towards eco-design and the recycling of products so that they can be incorporated into sustainable production processes”.
 
The Ministry of the Environment emphasized the importance of supporting those companies that promote friendly practices, in favor of the conservation of the country’s natural resources.
 
Organizations interested in participating have until February 11 to submit their proposals. to the email [email protected]. The selected ideas will be presented at the end of February and the implementation covers a period of six months.
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