Old Railroad Route aims to increase tourism revenues in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Travnik in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Travnik in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Image: Dimitri Gasulla Wikimedia CC BY 2.0

On 22 July 2020, the EU-funded project Old Railroad Route was presented in the city of Travnik, in the Central Bosnia Canton. The project aims to increase tourism revenues for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The Old Railroad Route will last for 18 months and will create tourism orientated products. Among others, the project will create a 105 kilometres bike ride promoting natural and cultural heritage sites.

The Travnik Fortress
The Travnik Fortress. Image: Ingo Mehling Wikimedia CC BY-Sa 4.0

During the presentation, Tahir Lendo, the Prime Minister of the Central Bosnia Canton, said that the Old Railroad Route is of great importance for both the Central Bosnia Canton and Bosnia and Herzegovina as a whole.


The European Union grants more than €190,00 to the Old Railroad Route via the EU4Business initiative. The EU4Business initiative is an umbrella initiative that covers all EU activities supporting SMEs in the Eastern Partnership countries. The Eastern Partnership initiative is a policy initiative that deepens and strengthens relations between the EU, its Member States and its six Eastern neighbours – Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine – within the framework of the European Neighbourhood Policy.

Source: Sarajevo Times.

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