Central Bank allocates one billion dinars to the archaeological city of Babylon


5/7/2019 23:33:00
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Iraq's central bank announced on Friday the allocation of one billion dinars to the archaeological city of Babylon, after being listed as World Heritage Site.

 

In a statement, the Bank’s media office stated that: "Given the importance of including the Babylonian monuments on the World Heritage List, and feeling that this event represents a national responsibility shared by state institutions in solidarity, one billion Iraqi dinars was allocated from the account of the Empowerment Initiative for the archeological city of Babylon."

 

The statement added that the World Heritage Committee acted to comply with the requirements of this listing to be determined later form of contribution after consultation and coordination with the Ministry of Culture and Antiquities and the province of Babylon and the rest of the concerned bodies.

 

For his part, the President of the Republic, Dr. Barham Saleh, congratulated the Iraqi people for the inscription of the city of Babylon within the World Heritage Site.

 

His Excellency reaffirmed that the will of the loyalists; the sons of Iraq, have refused but to restore to Babylon the stature it deserves. They have continued the night by day and invested all efforts as they present the documents that support the site of Babylon as well as its heritage and history, which has been culminated in a new victory by inscribing Babylon to the World Heritage List after a forcible absence.

 

Earlier, UNESCO voted to include Babylon in the World Heritage list provided that the waste is removed until February 2020.

 

 

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