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    Jordan partakes in iHERITAGE committee meeting

    June 21, 2022

    Amman, June 20 (Petra) -- Jordan participated in the directive committee's meeting of the iHERITAGE: ICT Mediterranean platform for UNESCO cultural heritage project.

    The project is funded by the European Union's largest Cross-Border Cooperation initiative implemented by the EU under the European Neighbourhood Instrument (ENI CBC Med).

    The meeting, held in Alexandria, tackled the project's progress and its next phase in terms of tourism promotion and financial situation, in addition to the participating countries' accomplishments and obstacles facing them.

    President of the Jordanian Society for Scientific Research, Entrepreneurship and Creativity (JSSR) Rida Khawaldeh, who represented Jordan in the meeting, said the project will benefit Jordanian archeological sites, especially Petra, by using computer and information technologies in making promotive videos and holding many cultural events, including invisible heritage.

    The project's coordinator Talal Akasha said it will put Jordan on the global tourism and culture map, adding that the project's total budget is 3.8 million euros, of which 3.4 million is offered by the EU and 10 percent by partners.


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