UNESCO GRANTS 50.000 EUROS TO MACEDONIA
UNESCO will financially support publication of four books on Macedonia. The publications should be attractive and should present our country in the world and help development of cultural tourism. The project is being prepared by the UNESCO National Commission for Macedonia in close collaboration with the Ministry of Culture. The conceptual work on the project will be entrusted to the Directorate for Protection of Cultural Heritage.
UNESCO National Commission for Macedonia Secretary Lidija Topuzovska explains the details agreed on the four publications. She says the main job has already completed – a contract with UNESCO has been signed.
“Four books will be published, and each will deal with a separate entity – on Macedonian churches; Ohrid as a UNESCO protected town; Ottoman monuments; and archaeological sites in Macedonia. The publications should be attractive and rich in photographs. Experts will work on the texts that will include expert information written in universal language that can reach out to ordinary people. In a way, the edition is aimed at promoting cultural tourism, cultural heritage and beauties of Macedonia, Topuzovska says. It will be bilingual, Macedonian and English. According to Topuzovska, the books will be prepared in such a way that can be used as promotional material.
“In that way, printing of these publications will be most cost-saving. The project should be carried out by late this year. We have been granted really substantive financial support by UNESCO so we have made a project that can meet their requirements,” she explains.
MD: Very nice to hear, let's hope Macedonia can attract lot's of tourists to visit our beautifull country. They should make a new commercial for CNN too this year!