Urmia Mayor said: Urmia was selected as the international city and tourism capital of Iran in 2020.
According to the management of communications and international affairs of Urmia municipality, Mohammad Hazratpour stated that the selection was based on the approval of the Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization of the country, added:
Completion of infrastructure in the sectors of tourism, transportation and Agriculture in the remaining two years will be our most important goal.
He announced the allocation of 10% of the credit of 600 billion Tomans in the Urmia Municipal Civil Department to complete the infrastructure and said:
"With the help of the organs, governmental institutions and the private sector, we are welcoming this important event."
Mayor of Urmia called the completing the infrastructure of tourism, including the construction of access roads, the construction of residential complexes and attractions along with major tourist attractions, the construction of the largest play city in the western country in CHichest, and the completion &renovation of residential sites in the city of are the most important programs In the field of tourism, added:
"Increasing the length of stay of tourists in the province and raising tourism incomes is one of the most important goals in this sector.
Hazrat pour Expressing that transportation is one of the most important factors for attracting tourists, he noted:
The expoiltation of the Maragheh railway line to Urmia in this year, development the international airport of Urmia, beginning the operation of the construction of the urban train and the modernization of the fleet of transport In and out of the city are operational programs of this field.
The mayor of Urmia metropolitan called agriculture as the most important economic capacity of the province and said:
The construction of an export terminal for agricultural products is under way.
He by expressing this issue that selecting Urmia as the capital of tourism is an important capability for economy of West Azarbijan asserted that:
Urmia is not the major goal, and in this plan all of province will be the destination of tourism, and also the programs will operate in the province level.