Saudi Arabia allocated 30 mln to restoration in Sicily

New Islamic Arabic Center to promote knowledge of culture

09 May, 17:16

    Gresti castle in Sicily Gresti castle in Sicily

    CATANIA - The mayor of the Sicilian town of Aidone Vincenzo Lacchiana and the secretary general of the Saudi supreme commission for tourism and antiquities, Ahmed Saeed Badrais, have signed a protocol of understanding with the government of Saudi Arabia for the allocation of 30 million euros for the restoration of Islamic monuments in the region, daily newspaper La Sicilia reported on Friday. The funding is to be used to establish the 'King Salman Cultural and Architectural Islamic Arabic Center' aimed at promoting knowledge and understanding of the Islamic civilisation in Sicily by restoring existing monuments and building new ones. Gresti castle and the Castellaccio are among the monuments slated for restoration.

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