CULTURE


UNESCO announces initiative to rebuild Beirut's heritage buildings

Baku, August 28, AZERTAC

Director-General of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Audrey Azoulay announced on Thursday that the UNESCO has launched the initiative "Beirut" to attract funds to be used in rehabilitating Beirut's heritage buildings, LBCI local TV channel reported, according to Xinhua.

"We should implement measures to preserve the national heritage of Lebanon and we will be holding a meeting for donors' country by the end of September for this purpose," Azoulay said during her meeting with Caretaker Culture Minister Abbas Mortada.

Mortada offered a comprehensive study to Azoulay about the number of heritage buildings destroyed in the city following the explosions and the extent of the damage.

The UNESCO has previously warned that 640 heritage buildings have been damaged by the explosions and 60 of them are at risk of collapse.

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