The global objective of this Call is to contribute “to improve rural livelihoods by promoting income- generating activities and making best use of local resources”.
The specific objective of this Call is to contribute to the ach ievement of the EU-JRDP expected result 6: “Ecotourism sector, including archaeological site, enhanced”.
The main expected outputs are:
i) Trail/path/dirt and gravel roads/routes system to connect exist ing eco-tourism attractions (including archeological sites) to generate tourism tours reinforced;
ii) Capacity building of local tourist authorities staff enhanced;
iii) Coordination and synergy between actors from economic and socia l bodies reinforced;
iv) Touristic promotional campaigns organized.
The EU-JRDP assessment made on April 2016 4 clearly indicated that, despite its great potential, the development of eco-tourism in Fayoum is seriously compromised b y the following constraints:
Another serious obstacle to tourism development is the badly de teriorated state of the roads (gravel, dirt, all- weather). Tourist Oriented Directional Signs (TODS) are also po or on these roads/trails/paths/routes.