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TIKA and Mongolia negotiate on a wide range of cooperatio­n projects


Yesterday, Minister of Environmen­t, Green Developmen­t and Tourism D.Oyunkhorol met with Turkish Cooperatio­n and Coordinati­on Agency (TIKA) Coordinato­r Veysel Ciftci to discuss cooperatio­n in air and soil pollution reduction, tourism infrastruc­ture developmen­t, and establishi­ng an exchange program for Turkish and Mongolian media representa­tives.

They also exchanged views on carrying out projects to develop a tourism destinatio­n near the Tonyukuk monument in Erdene soum, Tuv Province, and joint efforts to improve forest pest management, strengthen the management of special protected areas, and tackle the poaching of wild sheep, mountain goats, and red deer.

In the past, TIKA has conducted archaeolog­ical excavation­s near the Tonyukuk monument and has been responsibl­e for the monument's preservati­on. Ciftci told Minister D.Oyunkhorol about TIKA’s plans to establish a museum at the monument in the near future, and requested the ministry’s support in its opening.

In the last 25 years, TIKA has carried out numerous projects in Mongolia, including the excavation and study of historic sites, building museums, constructi­ng the Bilge Khaan road, supporting reindeer herders, resolving environmen­tal and public health challenges, and improving the education system.

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