Support for preserving the Petra World Heritage Site
Petra is an ancient historical site that has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1985. One of ‘New Seven Wonders of the World’, Petra is attracting a keen interest from many people around the world. Together with the local government agency in charge of the site, Hyundai has devised a three-year action plan running through 2020 from 2018, and is implementing it to preserve the Petra region, which attracts around 1 million tourists a year, and to promote the local economy. In 2018, the first year of the plan, we made such improvements to render the site more tourist-friendly by setting up free Wi-Fi service, better sign posts, outdoor ad installations, an information app and map, and a scale model of the site created by 3D printing. In the second year, we plan to develop a tour route using eco-friendly electric buses, and in the third year, promote the economy by developing infrastructure and improve amenities of the local community. We recognize the importance of cultural heritages we hand down to our future generations and will cooperate with all stakeholders to preserve their value.