Prague, Nov 4 (CTK) – The Key to Heritage new portal, a project of the National Heritage Institute (NPU) and Culture Ministry, offers comprehensive information on heritage sights in the Czech Republic that are open to the public regardless of their owners, its organisers told reporters Wednesday.

Along with it, the first survey of all accessible sights in the country is being created.

The project, which also includes a loyalty bonus programme for visitors and a mobile application, will be fully launched on January 1, 2016.

The project is based on a loyalty programme that the NPU kicked off in its Central Bohemian branch in 2009.

Within the new project, visitors to sights will be able to use electronic cards, instead of the previous paper ones. A reader to register their entries will be installed at each heritage sight that joins the network.

The application can be used in iPhone, iPad as well as android-system equipment.

However, paper cards will remain available for those who prefer it.

There are about 240 heritage sights, 100 of which are in state hands, in the the 10.5-million Czech Republic, NPU deputy head Petr Fedor said.

The project should promote less known landmarks.

The heritage sights administered by the NPU are annually visited by over four million people, but 60 percent of the visits are those to the 20 most popular sights, Fedor added.

The programme is being prepared in six language versions, including Polish and Spanish.