Opening ceremony of the promotional and sale point for honey and other typical products of Herzegovina was held today in Ravno, in the Bio-speleological Museum ‘Zavala’, nearby the cave Vjetrenica.
This activity is a part of the project „Typical products as an engine for development of rural areas – TERRA- Honey routes through Durmitor Mountain and Herzegovina“, which is funded by the EU and implemented by the Association for Entrepreneurship and Business LiNK Mostar, the Youth Association for the Promotion of Traditional Products „Okusi Hercegovinu “ Mostar, the Beekeeping Association of Montenegro and the Center for the Sustainable Tourism Initiatives from Montenegro.
The ceremony was organised in cooperation with the Ravno Municipality, with participation of representatives of the EU Delegation to BiH, local government, expert associations, tourist organisations, beekeepers and guests.
On this occasion, the project partners signed a Memorandum of Understanding, promoted the „Honey Cookbook“ and tasted some honey products.
Project Manager Alma Papić underlined that the project will develop the new tourist product „Honey routes through Durmitor Mountain and Herzegovina“ which will enrich the tourist offer of Herzegovina. “As Ravno is close to two tourist centers, Dubrovnik and the Montenegro coast, we expect that the result of this project will stimulate the development of tourism and help rural development through the affirmation of local products, especially honey and honey based products.“ said Ms Papić.
The total value of the project is € 412.464 of which the EU finances 84, 70% as a part of the IPA Cross Border Cooperation Programme for Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro 2007-2013. The project is implemented during 22 months in the area of Trebinje, Nevesinje, Gacko, Bileća, Berkovići, Ravno, Mostar, Stolac i Ljubinje municipalities (BiH), and Žabljak, Plužine, Šavnik, Nikšić, Mojkovac i Kolašin municipalities (Montenegro).