Baghdad - INA
The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Antiquities is seeking to implement a project to develop the Bahr al-Najaf area to stimulate tourism and attract capital to it, while noting that this project will create job opportunities for unemployed youth.
The head of the tourism authority in the ministry, Dhafer Mahdi Abdullah, said in a statement to Al-Sabah newspaper, which was followed by the Iraqi News Agency (INA), that “the commission addressed the Najaf municipality as part of its efforts to advance the Bahr al-Najaf region, by constructing a ten-meter-wide berth along the coast.
The sea for a distance of three kilometers, with the walkway provided with lighting and terraces for rest.
”It is noteworthy that the Bahr al-Najaf depression has a total area of approximately 90 thousand dunams, of which 20 thousand of them cover only palm trees and agricultural areas, while the remaining area of it is submerged with water, forming a real lake.
Abdullah stated that “the project will turn the place into an entertainment site to attract tourists to the site, and it will also create job opportunities for unemployed youth by attracting capital that will be invested there, which will stimulate tourism in the province.
” The old city will enable it to be a recreational site for families and visitors coming from other governorates, in addition to those coming to visit the holy shrines and attend religious events from different countries of the world.