Lebanon: Italy and Unesco for Wadi Qadisha project

Lebanon: Italy and Unesco for Wadi Qadisha project
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 Massimo Marotti

Beirut - Ambassador of Italy to Lebanon Massimo Marotti and Unesco Director for Lebanon Hamad Al-Hammami signed the agreement for funding the project "Rehabilitation and Valorization of Wadi Qadisha".
    The project aims to improve the mobility in the valley and the conservation of Cultural and Archaeological Heritage assets of the Qadisha Valley. 
The 500.000 euros project granted by the Italian Government will be implemented by Unesco in coordination with the Directorate General of Antiquities, the Maronite Patriarchate and the Municipalities Unions. It is a step forward in the long-standing partnership between Italy, Lebanon and Unesco.
    The objective of the project is to rehabilitate pedestrian paths in order to improve mobility in the valley and surrounding municipalities, restore the archaeological sites of Mar Assia and Deir es-Salib and ensure training for the conservation and restoration of cultural assets through collaborations with local and international universities.