Earthquake Disaster in Iran (Cultural Assistance through UNESCO and Other Organizations)
January 13, 2004
- On January 13, in response to the Flash Appeal announced by the United Nations, the Government of Japan has decided to extend contribution of 500,000 US dollars through the UNESCO/Japan Trust Fund for the Preservation of the World Cultural Heritage to protect the cultural heritage of Bam city in southeastern Iran, which sustained large-scale damage from the earthquake that occurred on December 26 last year.
- This aid will support UNESCO's efforts to preserve cultural property in Bam, and will be utilized to implement projects for the protection and restoration of the Arg-e-Bam: Bam Citadel, a precious cultural heritage of Iran, including dispatch of Japanese experts.
- Japan will also consider the provision of preservation and restoration equipment of up to 150 million yen as cultural grant aid.
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