The Republic of Kiribati has taken the commendable step of declaring the Phoenix Islands archipelago and surrounding waters, an area of 410,500 sq. km., as the Phoenix Islands Protected Area (PIPA) and is under the UNESCO World Heritage site.
The Tourism Advisory sub-committee is organizing a Retreat to be held at Tokaraetina Lodge in North Tarawa on Friday, 15th January returning Sunday the 17th January where they are going to review and update the existing Phoenix Island Protected Area [PIPA] Management Plan developed 7 years ago for the formulation of the PIPA Eco-tourism Investment Strategy.
This document once completed is going to serve as a comprehensive guideline for potential investors interested in undertaking investments in Kanton.
It is expected that this PIPA Eco-tourism and Investment Strategy will have been completed and ready to be used early 2018.
The major task is on the formulation of KPETIG.