Minaret of Jam to be Restored in Ghor Province

ARG, presidential palace said that in a decree the president has ordered the restoration of Minaret of Jam in Ghor province.

Presidential Palace said in a statement on Monday that in a Cabinet Meeting, president Ghani directed the Ministry of Information and Culture based on decision of Councils of Ministers in coordination with the Ministries of Defense and Interior Affairs, to provide trip opportunity for a delegation accompanied with representative of the National Development Operations and Support Authority under the office of the president for the restoration of Minaret of Jam in Ghor province.

Local officials in the province of Ghor had previously told the media that if a fundamental solution for restoration of this historical monument was not considered, in the following years, they might not be able to keep up this historical work.

It is said that Minaret of Jam in its old photos is seen straight, but now it was slightly tilted towards Hari River, whose protective walls were damaged last winter, and this year, a small wall was built around Jam at an estimated cost of 400,000 AFN from the local budget of the Ghor.

The Minraret of Jam with 64 meters height and 800 years old is the oldest mansion of the world brick and a masterpiece of the Ghorian period, who in 10th and 11th centuries controlled areas from Central Asia to India.

The archaeological site of Jam was successfully nominated as Afghanistan’s first World Heritage site in 2002 by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

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