CURRENT SITUATION OF THE PROJECT
Since the guidelines of the Món-3 Walata Development Project
were first laid down, some very important steps have already been
taken with a view to the future introduction of tourism in the city
and the improvement of the standard of living of the inhabitants.
Taking the aspect of agricultural production, one important point
is that with continued support from the local technical official and
the creation of a farming cooperative it has been possible to increase
yields in this economic activity by improving existing crops and keeping
them for self-subsistence and for the local market.
As regards Walata's cultural wealth, a great effort has been made
to preserve its scholarly and immaterial heritage, which are almost
as important as its houses and its arts and crafts. Furthermore, a
large part of the architectural heritage in the historic centre has
been restored and an interesting Ethnographic Museum has been set
up in the city.
The Món-3 project also includes various improvements and repairs
to the urban infrastructures such as drains and the city's health
centre, construction of a tourist information office and the establishment
of a camping site on Walata's farm belt,managed by the
With a view to favouring the arrival of travellers in Walata, awareness
campaigns have been held for the local population, guides have been
trained and possible local tours have been established. Motivating
possible visitors has also of course been thought of and with this
in mind a range of promotional material has been prepared to publicise
the attractions of Walata as a destination on the Ecological
and Cultural Tourist circuits.
In our country, Món-3, in collaboration with other organisations,
has organised an exhibition with the name 'Walata' which has travelled
all over Spain. It has also produced the DVD Walata. La Perla Roja
de los Maravillosos Arabescos, available in various languages: Spanish,
Catalan, French, English and German.