Ancient sites of Med region need maintenance, ARLEM
|Leptis Magna, Lybia [Credit: ANSAMed]|
In presenting a report on sustainable tourism, Al-Hayek then underscored the importance of ''millennial sites'' of the Mediterranean for the sector. In his words, ''we must give priority status to these sites. We must not forget such important civilisations as the Egyptian and Roman ones, with a heritage to preserve that is among the most important in the world, and we should therefore ensure all efforts required and constant upkeep.''
The co-chair of ARLEM's sustainable development commission also expressed concern over the ''heritage of Italian religious heritage, which is optimal for elderly tourists who want to go on pilgrimages.''
Source: ANSAMed [January 16, 2013]
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