Saturday, October 08, 2016
BRUSSELS (BNA) A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the conservation and rehabilitation of Kabul’s key historic areas was signed on October 5th, 2016 on the sidelines of the Brussels conference on Afghanistan.
The landmark agreement was signed by the Minister of Urban Development and Housing Syed Sadat Mansoor Naderi and Luis Monreal, the General Manager of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture.
Under the agreement, technical assistance will also be made available by AKTC on planning and conservation activities currently being undertaken by the government of Afghanistan in the former Royal Palace and the wider Darulaman precinct.
The MoU extends AKDN’s commitment to preserving Afghanistan’s built heritage and developing sustainable models of urban planning, upgrading and conservation.
With 15 years of direct involvement in preserving more than 120 monuments in multiple regions of Afghanistan, AKTC’s programs have supported communities living and working around historic sites with new economic and social opportunities through investment in conservation and by providing training and capacity building initiatives.