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King Salman’s initiative to care for cultural heritage receives international award

Wednesday May 23, 2018 8:22 PM, UNA-OIC

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Riyadh: The Two Holy Mosques Program to care for the Kingdom’s cultural heritage has received the Sharjah International Cultural Heritage (SCTH) award for its achievements. It was described as an unprecedented national program sponsoring projects and efforts related to all aspects of national heritage.

King Salman’s initiative to care for cultural heritage is one of the outputs presented by the SCTH, sponsored and financed by the country, and it is being carried out as part of the important initiatives of Saudi Vision 2030 with more than SR5 billion ($1.3 billion) allocated in the current phase.

The initiative includes 10 courses, each under implementation consisting of a number of main projects amounting to more than 330 in total. The state adopted the program presented by the SCTH four years ago and financed within the National Transformation Program with more than SR4 billion ($1 billion).

The program includes establishment of 18 museums in the Kingdom, 80 heritage sites and opening them to visitors, the restoration of 18 villages and traditional towns to visitors.

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