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Saudi Arabia invests €30 million on the restoration of Islamic monuments in Sicily


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.

Saudi Arabia invests €30 million on the restoration of Islamic monuments in Sicily
Gresti castle in Sicily [Credit: ANSA]
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.

Source: ANSA [May 14, 2016]
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