Historical Treasures of Herat to be Transformed into Handicrafts Market: Khairkhah

HERAT (BNA): Mullah Khairullah Khairkhah, Acting Minister of the Ministry of Information and Culture, expressed the central government’s commitment to preserving and reconstructing the historical treasures of Herat on his recent visit to the city’s historical sites.

The Acting Minister of Information and Culture highlighted the ministry’s dedication to protecting and reconstructing all historical treasures across the country.

During their visit, Minister Khairkhah proposed utilizing these historical sites for future cultural events and exhibitions.

Moreover, he emphasized the ministry’s efforts to transform these historical structures into covered markets specifically designed for selling handicrafts.

This transformation aims to attract foreign tourists and revitalize both the cultural and economic aspects of Herat.

One notable example of the historical treasures in Herat is the historical dams, which were constructed during the reign of Amir Abdul Rahman Khan.

These dams cover an extensive area of 14,000 square meters and are situated in the heart of Herat city.

By repurposing these historical sites into handicrafts markets, the government envisions creating a vibrant hub for local artisans to showcase their crafts and offer unique products to domestic and international visitors.

The initiative also seeks to promote cultural exchange, support the local economy, and enhance tourism in the region.


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