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Cooperation: Jordan – plan to protect Petra

UNESCO and the Jordan Government have signed a plan for the protection of Petra from earthquakes, floods and landslides. The plan is funded through Italian Cooperation’s multilateral channel.


The document was signed by Hmeidi Nayef Al-Fayez, Jordan’s Minister for Tourism and Antiquities, and Anna Paolini, Director of the UNESCO office in Amman. Also present were the Italian Ambassador and representatives of the Jordanian institutions.


The project will be implemented through Amman’s UNESCO office, in collaboration with the Department for Antiquities, the Environmental Protection and Research Institute (Istituto per la Protezione e la Ricerca Ambientale – ISPRA), geologists with specialist expertise in the sector, the Zamani Research Group (University of Cape Town), and Jordanian experts in the heritage documentation field. Read more, in Italian.