Tourism Minister Announces Start of Project for Reparation of Sudan Antiquities
Khartoum – The Minister of Tourism, Antiquities and Wildlife, Mohamed Abdul-Karim Al-Hud announced the start of implementation of the project for reparation of Sudan antiquities, according to the agreement signed by Sudan and the State of Qatar and the contract signed with the executing company.
In a press conference last Thursday, the minister said that the total cost for implementing the reparation project amounts to 130 million dollars, while the antiquities’ reparation process will last for five years.
The reparation process will include 100 pyramids and antiquities.
He said that implementation of the antiquities’ reparation project comes in the context of the distinguished relations and cooperation between Sudan and Qatar, appreciating the role being exerted by the State of Qatar for realization of peace in Darfur.
Meanwhile, the Ambassador of Qatar to Sudan, Rashid bin Abdul-Rahman Al-Nuaimi, considered the project as a strategic work aimed to reflect the ancient civilization of Sudan.
The Executive Director of the antiquities reparation project, Abdallah Al-Najar, said that the first phase of implementing the project will begin Saturday in Bajrawiya at an area of 30 feddans (acres).