UNDP's Haoliang Xu visits Muğla

01 Apr 2013


Haoliang Xu, UNDP Deputy Regional Director for Europe and the CIS and his delegation paid a visit to Fatih Şahin, Muğla Governor.

New Horizons - The aim of the meeting was to get detailed information about Muğla Handcraft Limited Co. (MELSA) and to promote it as the national example of the management model in the protected areas.

Governor Şahin mentioned that MELSA is a good model which protects the environment by managing some protected areas and providing social and cultural services for the citizens of Muğla with the generated revenues.

“Strengthening the System of Marine and Coastal Protected Areas of Turkey” Project Manager Harun Güçlüsoy stated that the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization and UNDP supports MELSA’s promotion as a good implementation model in national and regional scale in the protected areas that are under the provision and possession of the state.