ICHCAP, full-fledged promotion of cultural heritage ODA project with the Kyrgyz Republic

Sabira Soltongeldieva, Secretary-General of the Kyrgyz National Committee for UNESCO and KIM, Ji-sung, Director-General of ICHCAP © ICHCAP

ICHCAP signed a Record of Discussion (RD) with the Kyrgyz National Committee for UNESCO on 11 April in Bishkek, for the new ODA project for vitalizing the traditional craft culture and tourism industry in the Kyrgyz Republic.

The RD signing ceremony was held together with the signing ceremony of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen exchanges and cooperation in the field of culture between Cultural Heritage Administration (CHA) of the Republic of Korea (ROK) and the Ministry of Culture, Information, Sports and Youth Policy of the Kyrgyz Republic. The MoU includes the following cooperative areas ▲ Development and management of cultural heritage ▲ Preservation, protection, and digitization of cultural heritage ▲ Capacity building in the field of cultural heritage, including restoration and conservation ▲ Strengthening of the utilization of cultural heritage for sustainable community development ▲ Development cooperation between the institutions and organizations in the field of cultural heritage, and ▲ Cooperation within the framework of international organizations.

According to the Signed MoU and the RD, ICHCAP will carry out the ODA project “Promoting Cultural Tourism Industry by Capacity Building for Production and Digital Marketing of Traditional Craft in Kyrgyz Republic” from 2023 to 2026. The objectives are to enhance the institutional capacity regarding traditional crafts, cultivate the human resources relevant to the traditional crafts, strengthen the value chain of traditional crafts, and improve the infrastructure for the traditional crafts communities, including renovating the traditional crafts culture spaces.