Agreement worth 122m Afghanis signed for restoration of 12 historical monuments

By: The Kabul Times

KABUL: Mohammad Tahir Zuhair, acting minister of Information and Culture signed agreement with the CEO of the National Development Corporation for restoration of 12 historical monuments at the total cost of 122 million Afghanis here yesterday, BNA reported.

According to the agency, the acting minister called signing of the agreement a significant step towards restoration of historical and archaeological monuments. He added that according to the agreement, 12 projects for the restoration of historical monuments will be implemented in 7 provinces of the country at the cost of 122 million Afghanis.

The acting minister of Information and Culture emphasized that in many provinces of the country, historical monuments were in a dangerous situation and needed serious repair, protection and attention. Mohammad Tahir Zuhair also asked the relevant authorities in the country’s provinces to cooperate with the implementing corporation in order to repair the historic monuments.

Meanwhile, Abdul Rahman Atash, Executive Director of the National Development Corporation also pledged that in coordination with the relevant officials of the Ministry of Information and Culture, especially the Department for the Preservation and Restoration of Historical monument, will do a better job of repairing historical monuments.

According to the agency, the projects include the restorations of archaeological and historical monuments and sites in Samangan, Nimroz, Kunduz, Helmand, Herat,Kabul and Faryab provinces. 

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