Posted 5 November, 2013 by Ministry of Culture and Sports in News

JICA training to plan regional development projects


Deputy Minister of Culture and Cultural Heritage and Resident Representative of JICA in Guatemala, deliver diplomas al group of fellows. They are accompanied by Dr. Nakamura, of the Universidad de Kanazawa.

Today the participants of the "Conservation and Utilization of Maya Archaeological Sites as Regional Resource", including four Guatemalans, two Honduran and two Salvadorans, are presenting the action plan, with the commitment to run and contribute to the development and sustainability of communities near an archaeological site in Tikal National Park.

After 4 weeks, International Cooperation Agency of Japan -JICA- as part of the Official Development Assistance of the Government of Japan, ended this first course, in which four archaeologists working in the Ministry of Culture and Sports involved, follow-up to have established the Center for Conservation and Research of Tikal CCIT Year 2013.

There is a commitment of Japan to train people in archaeological conservation. Other than that, There is an archaeological project with the University of Kanasawa. Ellos will empower cultural heritage, focused on archeology, Express Rosa Maria Chan, Viceministra de Patrimonio Cultural y Natural.

Through the support of JICA and the Japanese approach Guatemalan people with ways to expand the cultural and heritage development of a civilization of great importance as the Maya Culture strengthens.

The final phase of the course was held in the city of Flores Peten, which included a series of visits to archaeological sites and communities near Tikal: Uaxactún, El Porvenir, The Zocotzal and Mahogany. This in order to exchange knowledge and experiences of community development.

Cuatro arqueólogos guatemaltecos forman parte del  grupo de becarios a Japón en el tema de conservación arqueológica.

Four Guatemalan archaeologists are among the group of trainees to Japan in the field of archaeological conservation.

The course recently completed, is to benefit local residents, taking advantage of the cultural heritage to boost tourism development and regional resources, through the appropriate use of knowledge gained.

The topics included the course were: repairing the Mayan archaeological sites, administrative management, tourism development and participation of communities near the site for the development of an action plan; based on the actual conditions of the participating countries.

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