Japan support conservation of the cultural Heritage in Zabid [Archives:2005/865/Local News]

August 4 2005

The government of Japan has decided to extend cultural grant amounting to US$46.430 (forty six thousand four hundred thirty Us dollars) to the General Organization for Antiquities, Museums and Manuscripts for the purchase of equipment enabling Zabid Historical Museum in Zabid citadel to preserve and display the cultural heritage in Zabid.

Mr. Yuichi Ishii, the ambassador of Japan to the republic of Yemen, and Dr. Abdulla Mohammed Bawazir, president of the general organization for antiquities , Museums and manuscript today attended the delivery ceremony of the equipment held at Zabid museum.

This cultural grant comes under the scheme called” Grant Assistance for Cultural Grassroots Projects”. Japan has extended to Yemen such cultural grant several times. The last grant was the one extended on August 2, 2004 to the National Center for Archives for the preservation of historical documents.