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16 March 2018, 09:26

Rafting route to connect Belarus, Ukraine, Poland

BREST, 16 March (BelTA) – A rafting tourist route will connect the regions of the Belarusian-Ukrainian-Polish border zone, head of the Poland-Belarus-Ukraine cross-border cooperation program 2014-2020 mission Maksim Aldanov told BelTA.

The Bug River Unites Us initiative became one of the 17 Heritage projects approved at the meeting of the joint program monitoring committee. The partners are Drogichin District Executive Committee, Poland's Drohiczyn and Ukraine's Sokal. The grant will exceed €1.285 million, including €256,500 for Belarus.

The project envisages the development of a cross-border rafting tourist route of about 800km in length. The route will start in Gmina Drohiczyn in the Western Bug waters and separate in Brest District. One of its parts will run to Sokal District, Ukraine, with the other going along Belarus: the Mukhavets River and the Dnieper-Bug Canal, finishing in Drogichin District.

“I am confident that the new route will attract a lot of tourists and give a boost to the infrastructure of the adjusting areas. The project will also promote partnership relations between the residents of the three countries,” Maksim Aldanov said.

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