Big Companies to save Mayan heritage

A Foundation groups the major corporations that operate in Guatemala. Their first project: to develop El Mirador, an invaluable archaeological site.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

In Guatemala a new model has been developed where the companies can contribute to important projects. The Pacunam Foundation, groups the major corporations that operate in country. These include: Wal-Mart Central America, Telgua, Cementos Progreso, Grupo Pantaleón, Citi, Cervecería Centroamericana and Banco Industrial. Their first project will be to finance the development of the El Mirador basin, one of the old sites of the Maya civilization.

The objective is to convert the 3300 square kilometer area into the new tourism jewel in Guatemala and Central America.

The location includes more than 200 archaeological sites, ten of which are bigger than Tikal. The world's biggest pyramid, La Danta, was built there...



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MIF will finance the study of the project for the benefit of 300 micro-enterprise and community tourism projects.

The agreement between the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Foundation for the Development of Guatemala (FUNDESA), allocated $1,337,780 to implement the “Definition and Management of a Tourist Destination in the North Cluster of the Cuatro Balam Area, in Petén."

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