The Baghdad Municipality confirmed the launch of a major campaign to rehabilitate the monuments and statues in the capital.
The Director of Relations and Information in the Baghdad Municipality, Muhammad al-Rubaie, told the Iraqi News Agency (INA), that "the Secretariat launched a major campaign to rehabilitate monuments and statues, and the Design Department in the Municipality is the party concerned with the technical aspect of everything related to artworks of monuments and statues, while the Relations Department is It is concerned with the issue of coordination between the Ministry of Culture and the Municipality of Baghdad, to set the artistic imprint related to the type of monument and the name of the sculptor.
He added, "In this aspect, the Ministry of Culture has a role in coordinating with the sculptors, the name, type and location of the monument, while the Baghdad Municipality is concerned with determining the location."
He pointed out, "There is a joint committee with the Ministry of Culture to follow up on statues and monuments in Baghdad, which number up to 30 and are distributed throughout the capital.
He stressed, "The Council of Ministers and the Mayor of Baghdad are very interested in the issue of rehabilitating monuments and statues, and this matter culminated in several works, including the rehabilitation of the Freedom Monument, which will be inaugurated in the coming days, as well as the rehabilitation of the Motherhood Monument in the neighboring nation's square, in addition to the rehabilitation of the Hassanein Square monument, which is located near the two-story bridge.
He added, "Work is also underway on the Kahramana monument, and a painting will be added to the monument to give a great symbol to Karrada and its neighboring areas."