World Bulletin/News Desk
Libyan Minister of Tourism Akram Abd al-Salam Bash Imam said her country was engaged in cooperation with Turkey on tourism, as Libya planned to pass laws for promoting its touristic value and incentivizing foreign investment.
Large-scale tourism projects in Tripoli and Sibrata are being finalized despite security woes, said Imam, while some 20 projects worth billions of dollars still remain from the Kaddafi era.
Imam said the media was growing more and more obsessed with Libya's security issues. "This hinders our efforts to attract tourists into the country," she added.
She said her ministry planned to propose a new unit called "tourism police" for preventing security problems from damaging the country's tourism sector.
Libyan people need to be made aware of the country's touristic attractions for better domestic tourism, she added.
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