Posted 20 November, 2014 by-Ministry of Culture and Sports in News

Concludes training and dialogue program developed in Japan

On Thursday 20 November in the premises of the National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology (MUNAE), be held the closing ceremony of the Training and Dialogue "Conservation and Utilization of Mayan archaeological sites such as Regional Resource" which was recently developed in Japan.

María Rosa Chan, Deputy Minister of Cultural and Natural Heritage was in charge of the event's closing words. The official congratulated the recipients and urged them to continue working for the benefit of the cultural heritage of Guatemala. He also thanked the representatives of the Japanese Embassy in Guatemala and the representative of JICA in our country Hideo Maeda, for the constant support provided, for strengthening the economic and cultural development of Guatemala.

This is a program of the Ministry of Culture and Sports and the Japan International Cooperation Agency JICA in Guatemala, which includes scholarships for exchange of knowledge and experience between the two countries. This year also included El Salvador and Honduras. The present workshop was held November.

The purpose of the program is to provide tools and information to conserve and use the Mayan archaeological sites as a form of self-sustainability for the people living in the surrounding communities of these sites.

Fellows by Guatemala proposed a continuation of the plan developed by the participants of last year, for application in Tikal National Park and use it as a model for other archaeological sites in Mexico.

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