Al-Ghazi issues new directive regarding ancient city of Ur

  • 8-11-2021, 15:42
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     The Secretary-General of Ministers Council of, Hamid Naim Al-Ghazi, issued a new directive regarding the ancient city of Ur. 


    The media office of the Secretary-General of the Council of Ministers stated in a statement received by the Iraqi News Agency (INA) that "Al-Ghazi chaired the sixth meeting of the Diwani Order Committee (38 for the year 2021), regarding the development of the archaeological city of Ur and discussing the final observations of the basic design of the city and its surroundings areas" indicating that " There was talk about growing ideas and plans for the project to develop the ancient city of Ur, and preparing the necessary statements and costs for its implementation." 

    Al-Ghazi directed, according to the statement, to "preserve the historical character of the city in the final designs", stressing "the importance of using sober and specialized companies in the archaeological aspect during the construction of the infrastructure for the city development project of Ur in Dhi Qar Governorate.  


    He explained that "the government focused - within its directions - on opening a new window for tourism in Iraq, by reviving the ancient city of Ur, which has become an important destination for interested people and tourists in the world, especially after the Pope's visit to the city," noting that "this will contribute to achieving economic and developmental returns, as well as creating great investment opportunities.