Iraq-Historic Preservation

Iraq invests over 78 million dollars for rehabilitation of historical sites

  • English
  • العربية

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FILE: Babylon, Iraq - Date Unknown (CGTN - No access Chinese mainland)
1. Various of archaeological site
2. Various of people at archaeological site

Baghdad, Iraq - Recent (CGTN - No access Chinese mainland)
3. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Mahmoud al-Qurguli, children culture office, Iraqi Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Antiquities (partially overlaid with shot 4):
"The money is received so that the international bodies and the Iraqi authorities can start to build the infrastructure and make the sites tourist attractions. That in turn is expected to attract international bodies to help conserve the infrastructure of the heritage cities."
++SHOT OVERLAYING SOUNDBITE ++
4. People
++SHOT OVERLAYING SOUNDBITE ++

FILE: Iraq - Exact Location and Date Unknown (CGTN - No access Chinese mainland)
5. Various of the ancient buildings

Baghdad, Iraq - Recent (CGTN - No access Chinese mainland)
6. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Nadeem, adviser, Iraqi Council of Representatives:
"As long as the security situation is stable, these allocations contribute to an increase of tourists, as Iraq is classified as a tourist country in terms of nature, history, religions and many other things."
7. Various of marshes, boats, animals

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The Iraqi Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Antiquities has allocated 94 billion dinars (approx. 78.8 million U.S. dollars) toward rehabilitation of tourist and heritage sites to revamp the tourism sector in the country.

The ancient city of Babylon, once the cultural capital of Iraq, received the largest share of 59 billion dinars (approx. 49.4 million U.S. dollars). The money is for establishing cultural infrastructure and repairing damage to archaeological sites.

"The money is received so that the international bodies and the Iraqi authorities can start to build the infrastructure and make the sites tourist attractions. That in turn is expected to attract international bodies to help conserve the infrastructure of the heritage cities," said Mahmoud al-Qurguli, director of the ministry’s children culture office.

The ministry allocated 20 billion dinars (approx. 16.8 million U.S. dollars) to the city of Samarra, north of Baghdad.The money will revive damaged tourism facilities and revamp religious and historical sites in the city.

"As long as the security situation is stable, these allocations contribute to an increase of tourists, as Iraq is classified as a tourist country in terms of nature, history, religions and many other things," said Nadeem, an adviser to the Iraqi Council of Representatives Speaker Mohamed al-Halbousi.

A total of 15 billion dinars (approx. 12.6 million U.S. dollars) was allocated for the construction of tourist structures in the natural marshes in the central and southern parts of the country. The ancient city of Ur, a nominee for the UNESCO World Heritage Site, is to develop and promote eco-tourism and archeology

The Iraqi government is seeking to invest in many other archaeological and heritage sites to support the tourism sector in the country as part of its efforts to diversify sources of national revenue and support the country's financial budget.

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  • ID : 8108424
  • Published : 2019-04-15 19:58
  • Last Modified : 2019-04-15 20:05:57
  • Location : Iraq
  • Category : arts, culture and entertainment
  • Duration : 2'08
  • Audio Language : Arabic/Part Mute
  • Source : China Global Television Network (CGTN)
  • Restrictions : No access Chinese mainland
  • Version : 1
  • ID : 8108424
  • Published : 2019-04-15 18:27
  • Last Modified : 2019-04-15 20:05:57
  • Location : بغداد,العراق
  • Category : arts, culture and entertainment
  • Duration : 2'08
  • Audio Language : العربية/صامت جزئيا
  • Source : China Global Television Network (CGTN)
  • Restrictions : No access Chinese mainland
  • Version : 1

Iraq-Historic Preservation

Iraq invests over 78 million dollars for rehabilitation of historical sites

Dateline : Recent/File

Location : Iraq

Duration : 2'08

  • English
  • العربية


FILE: Babylon, Iraq - Date Unknown (CGTN - No access Chinese mainland)
1. Various of archaeological site
2. Various of people at archaeological site

Baghdad, Iraq - Recent (CGTN - No access Chinese mainland)
3. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Mahmoud al-Qurguli, children culture office, Iraqi Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Antiquities (partially overlaid with shot 4):
"The money is received so that the international bodies and the Iraqi authorities can start to build the infrastructure and make the sites tourist attractions. That in turn is expected to attract international bodies to help conserve the infrastructure of the heritage cities."
++SHOT OVERLAYING SOUNDBITE ++
4. People
++SHOT OVERLAYING SOUNDBITE ++

FILE: Iraq - Exact Location and Date Unknown (CGTN - No access Chinese mainland)
5. Various of the ancient buildings

Baghdad, Iraq - Recent (CGTN - No access Chinese mainland)
6. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Nadeem, adviser, Iraqi Council of Representatives:
"As long as the security situation is stable, these allocations contribute to an increase of tourists, as Iraq is classified as a tourist country in terms of nature, history, religions and many other things."
7. Various of marshes, boats, animals


The Iraqi Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Antiquities has allocated 94 billion dinars (approx. 78.8 million U.S. dollars) toward rehabilitation of tourist and heritage sites to revamp the tourism sector in the country.

The ancient city of Babylon, once the cultural capital of Iraq, received the largest share of 59 billion dinars (approx. 49.4 million U.S. dollars). The money is for establishing cultural infrastructure and repairing damage to archaeological sites.

"The money is received so that the international bodies and the Iraqi authorities can start to build the infrastructure and make the sites tourist attractions. That in turn is expected to attract international bodies to help conserve the infrastructure of the heritage cities," said Mahmoud al-Qurguli, director of the ministry’s children culture office.

The ministry allocated 20 billion dinars (approx. 16.8 million U.S. dollars) to the city of Samarra, north of Baghdad.The money will revive damaged tourism facilities and revamp religious and historical sites in the city.

"As long as the security situation is stable, these allocations contribute to an increase of tourists, as Iraq is classified as a tourist country in terms of nature, history, religions and many other things," said Nadeem, an adviser to the Iraqi Council of Representatives Speaker Mohamed al-Halbousi.

A total of 15 billion dinars (approx. 12.6 million U.S. dollars) was allocated for the construction of tourist structures in the natural marshes in the central and southern parts of the country. The ancient city of Ur, a nominee for the UNESCO World Heritage Site, is to develop and promote eco-tourism and archeology

The Iraqi government is seeking to invest in many other archaeological and heritage sites to support the tourism sector in the country as part of its efforts to diversify sources of national revenue and support the country's financial budget.

ID : 8108424

Published : 2019-04-15 19:58

Last Modified : 2019-04-15 20:05:57

Source : China Global Television Network (CGTN)

Restrictions : No access Chinese mainland

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