The items on the Agenda of 20th Session of the Council for development of Skopje region were:
At the Session, the President of the Skopje Region, Mayor Sokol Mitrovski, provides Certificate of gratitude to the members of Council l- the Mayors, for the great contribution to the implementation of the program activities, and for the support in achieving the objectives of balanced regional development in Skopje Region.
The Council for development of Skopje region compoused of the mayors of 17 municipalities and the city of Skopje is activly working on creation of conditions for development and promotion of natural and cultural-historical heritage on the teritory of all municipalities included in the Skopje region.
Taking into account the naturally attractive, socio-cultural, communication and transport, spatial and other conditions available to the Skopje Region, there are real opportunities for the successful development of tourism as an attractive industry.
The main objective of the Skopje Region is to increase awareness of foreign and domestic tourists to the tourism potential available to the region. This situation brought about the necessity of mapping the natural and cultural-historical heritage in Skopje Region.
With the implementation of the project, a Study for mapping and promotion of natural and cultural historical heritage in Skopje Region has been create, which embodies all the information pertaining to 320 mapped objects of cultural heritage and about 20 sites and areas of natural wealth. The study is intended to meet the cultural, scientific, educational, religious, economic, tourist and other needs of the citizens and society; while the ultimate goal is the transfer of cultural heritage to future generations.
Also, a map of the Skopje region with all 17 municipalities in the region was made, which marked all objects, sites and monuments of cultural and natural heritage.
A brochure with the most important buildings and sites from all 17 municipalities has been design, as well as an interactive web site (http://tourism.skopjeregion.gov.mk) at which one can get all the information about the overall cultural and natural heritage. Web site presented cultural and natural heritage for each municipality separately.
Overall promotional material will be available at the Info desk of Tourism of the City of Skopje (located in the city downtown), the municipalities, as well as in hotels and travel agencies in order to increase information to visitors.
The project is funded by the Government of the RM in accordance with the Regional Development Programmed for 2011, as well as the budget of the City of Skopje and Centre for Development of Skopje Region. The project is implemented in partnership with all 17 municipalities and the City of Skopje.