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Posted On: 19 September 2020 09:43 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:22 pm

Qatar Museums, MME and Seashore Group launch programme to clean coastlines of cultural villages

Binu Cherian
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In line with its strong belief in the importance of protecting Qatari heritage and surrounding areas, Qatar Museums has signed a cooperation agreement with the Ministry of Municipality and Environment, represented by Al Shamal Municipality, and the Seashore Contracting and Engineering Group, to clean the coastlines of cultural villages across the country.

The agreement was signed by Mr. Ahmed Musa Al Namlah, CEO of Qatar Museums, Mr. Hamad Juma Al Mannai, Director of Al Shamal Municipality, and Mr. Salem Saeed Al Mohannadi, CEO of Seashore Group.

Based on the agreement, the three parties will cooperate over a one-year period to roll out a programme aimed at cleaning the coastlines of cultural villages, starting with the ancient city of Al Zubarah. The parties to the agreement will provide support for volunteers and participants in the initiative.

Experts from Qatar Museums will introduce volunteers to cultural sites and the importance of cleaning coastline in addition to developing an online application that identifies cultural sites and provides a historical overview of the region.

Commenting on the initiative, Mr. Ahmad Musa Al-Namla said: “Beaches represent an attraction for tourists, which makes such sites prone to pollution. Our cooperation with the Ministry of Municipality and Environment and Seashore Group falls in line with Qatar Museums’ keenness to raise awareness of the importance of archaeological sites and villages, and the need to preserve them as a living example for future generations. Thus, we are pleased to join efforts with various state institutions, the private sector and community members to accomplish this noble mission, and to protect our rich heritage that dates back thousands of years."

The latest agreement comes within the framework of Qatar Museums’ cooperation with relevant state institutions, community members and volunteers to preserve Qatar’s archaeological sites.

Source: Press release

Cover image credit: Qatar Museums