9 countries of the world agree to join Spice Route project of Kerala Tourism

Published on : Thursday, February 21, 2019

Nine countries of the world have agreed to join the Spice Route project of Kerala Tourism in order to share knowledge, information and know-how to conserve the shared heritage of countries connected through spices trade that existed between ancient Kerala and more than 30 countries of the world.

 

Representatives from countries like the Netherlands, Portugal, Myanmar, Britain, Iraq, Afghanistan, Iraq, Indonesia, China, Iran, etc. who attended a meeting held at UNESCO headquarters in Delhi promised to support to join the heritage conservation initiative of Kerala Tourism.  The meeting was organized at the aegis of Kerala Tourism.

 

Kadakampally Surendran, the Minister of Kerala Tourism and the Kerala delegation comprising,  Rani George, Secretary, Kerala Tourism,  P Bala Kiran, Director, Kerala Tourism, Dr Michel Tharakan, Director, Kerala Historical Research Council, among others spoke about the ongoing initiatives in the State including the Muziris Heritage project to the delegates.

 

The government has formed a dedicated company for implementing various conservation projects including renovation, reconstruction of many museums, ports, heritage structures etc. Mr. Surendran said that the first phase of the Muziris project will be ready by 2020.

 

Kerala Tourism is also thinking of organizing an international seminar on Spice Route in the State in August this year.


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