Intensive campaigns to preserve cultural heritage launched [Archives:2002/36/Local News]

September 2 2002

SANA’A-The Urban Cultural Heritage Strategy and Management Program launched in Sana’a on yesterday September first its national awareness campaign for the Protection of Urban Cultural Heritage in collaboration with the authorities concerned in the government of Yemen led by the Ministry of Culture.
The opening ceremony took place at the Cultural Center under the auspices of the Prime Minister Abduqadir ba Jammal. The ceremony was attended by a number of ministers, parliament members, NGO representatives, media individuals, and diplomats.
The objective of the National Awareness Campaign is to inform the public about urban cultural heritage, its importance, beauty, and dangers it faces. The campaign which was launched under the motto “Revitalize the historic cities for a prosperous future” is to last for two months and will include a number of cultural activities including painting, theater plays, and photo contests plus small workshops. The event will also include an exhibition on urban cultural heritage.