Environment launches a program to support workers in the safari tourism sector in Siwa

01:31 PM

Thursday 25 November 2021

Books – Muhammad Nassar:

Through the project to integrate biodiversity into tourism in Egypt, the Ministry of Environment launched a technical support and capacity-building program for workers in the safari tourism sector from Siwa Oasis, in cooperation with the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, represented by the Tourism Promotion Authority and the Antiquities Authority, in addition to the Siwa City Council, the Nature Protection Sector and the Siwa Sons Association.

Dr. Yasmine Fouad, Minister of Environment, explained that the program aims to build the capacities of workers in the tourism sector, raise environmental and tourism awareness in the field of desert safari tourism, and guide tourism in Siwa to advance this industry and raise competencies as one of the important economic and environmental pillars of Siwa Oasis, in order to build a successful model for this important sector. Tourism, which contributes to its repetition in the various tourist destinations that implement safari tourism.

Fouad added that the program also works to raise the awareness of community-based organizations based on development and raise the efficiency of the local community in order to lead the development file and ensure sustainable development, in addition to raising awareness about preserving biological diversity in local communities and providing the local community with the required information about opportunities related to local heritage and culture.

She indicated that the program works on capacity building and technical support to raise the competencies of safari workers in topics related to biodiversity conservation, visitor management, sustainable environmentally friendly desert driving, first aid and basic skills related to the tourism and hospitality industry.

It is worth noting that the program was organized at the Handicraft Center of Siwa City Council, in the presence of the Siwa City Council Chairman, the Protectorate Director, the Siwa Antiquities Inspector, and the Director of the Tourism Promotion Authority, with the participation of 130 trainees from the Siwa local community working in the sector.


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