The objective was to conduct a pre-feasibility study of required physical infrastructure investments, which would enhance the value of heritage landmarks in the selected Ger (traditional Mongolian settlements) areas as tourism sites and will provide economic opportunities for Ger inhabitants.
IPE Global identified five packages for investment in infrastructure, at sites of tourist interest, such as monasteries, botanical gardens and lake areas. Preliminary engineering design specifications for the selected infrastructure interventions were also developed. Additionally, there were financial models and plans which clearly set out the financial viability of the programme over a 10-15 year timescale. An interesting innovation was the development of a mechanism for affordable financing of small and medium sized tourism enterprises and exploring arrangements for public private partnerships (PPP) and private concessions to develop and manage natural and cultural heritage sites.
- Identification and prioritisation of the landmarks
- Formulation of a Tourism Development Plan
- Initiation of a pre-feasibility study