The International Council of Tourism Partners (ICTP) announced that the Ministry of Tourism & Wildlife has become the first destination member from the Sudan. Sudan’s Ministry of Tourism&Wildlife performs its activities in integration with several units, consisting of a central ministry, wildlife preservation department, tourism police forces department, international Sudanese tourism company, and international Quasr Company.
The ministry set up tourism law and the regulation in order to organize tourism activity and work, and to confirm the authorization of the federal ministry in controlling and inspecting tourist institutions and establishments on federal and states levels, keeping standardization and specification in the hotels and in tourism establishments.
The Ministry of Tourism&Wildlife also works to protect wildlife, as well as administering national game reserve parks, with the view to preserving the environment and diverse resources of Sudan. The Ministry sees wildlife as a national resource of promotion to activate domestic and external tourism.
Additionally, efforts are ongoing to preserve national tourist destinations and establishments, as well as promoting tourism within the framework of a good atmosphere of social and cultural interaction with other people.
Professor Geoffrey Lipman, President of ICTP, said: “When peace comes to the region, Sudan will have real unused capacity to boost it’s economy through travelism and to take advantage of its unspoiled landscapes and deep cultural heritage. ICTP increasingly has the means to help in this process.”
ICTP Chairman Juergen T. Steinmetz said: “Sudan’s Ministry of Tourism&Wildlife aims to keep Sudanese values and traditions in mind as it builds its tourism sector. The Ministry understands that tourism will help to boost the economy and provide job opportunities.”
Sudan has 6 national parks covering a total area of 60,370 sq.km. and19 game reserves with a total area of 35,500 sq.km. thus, a total area of around 100,000 sq. km. are designated for wildlife protection areas. Sudan enjoys a wide spectrum of climatic and environmental conditions that are manifested in the existence of a great wealth of animals and birds species.