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Kerala tourism's Muziris heritage project bagged PATA award

Jul 20, 2015 12:12 IST

Kerala Tourism's Muziris Heritage Project (MHP) on 18 July 2015 bagged the 2015 Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) award in the ‘Heritage & Culture’ category.

The award was conferred on the Muziris heritage project for its conservational aspect, uniqueness, and impact on local community. It recognises the projects objective that is, restoring the historical and cultural significance of the ancient town that stretches across North Paravur in Ernakulam to Kodungalloor in Thrissur.

Muziris heritage project, the flagship project of the State is one of the biggest heritage conservation projects of modern India.

The award will be presented on 8 September 2015 at the PATA travel mart in Bangalore.

Kerala Tourism's Muziris Heritage Project
The Muziris Heritage Site (MHS) is designed to involve and integrate the local community in all intended developmental initiatives. It stretches across from the municipality of North Paravur in Ernakulam district to that of Kodungalloor in Thrissur district. It includes four panchayats in Ernakulam district viz. Chennamangalam, Chittatukara, Vadakekkara, Pallippuram, and three panchayats in Thrissur district viz. Eriyad, Mathilakam and Sreenarayanapuram.

The Muziris Heritage Project intends to conserve and to showcase the culture of 3000 years or more for posterity.

About the PATA Award
The annual award sponsored by the Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO) is given by Pacific Asia Travel Association. It is given in recognition of the achievements of 25 separate organizations and individuals.

PATA is a membership association working to promote the responsible development of travel and tourism in the Asia Pacific region.

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