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KSA’s Red Sea Development Company Puts Heritage at the Forefront

Saudi Arabia’s heritage and museums commissions signed two agreements with the Red Sea Development Company to develop museums and national heritage.

The ceremony took place in Riyadh with the presence of Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan, minister of culture and chairman of the Heritage Commission and the Museums Commission.

According to Arab News, the memorandum of cooperation between the two parties includes five axes and they go as follow:

  1. Protection and preservation of archaeological and heritage sites and registration of proposed ones on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
  2. Research, survey and archaeological excavation
  3. Urban heritage
  4. Reconstruction of historical mosques
  5. Cooperation of the two parties in the crafts and handicrafts sector. 

The MoU between Heritage Commission and the Red Sea Development Company plans to establish the first maritime museum and an underwater archaeology center in the Kingdom. The agreement aims to grow opportunities in developing museums and galleries.

These agreements aims to strengthen the link in the field between private and non-profit sector as well as empower the heritage and museum cultures in the Kingdom, in line with the national vision 2030. 

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