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$ 16 million allocated for the establishment of tourist cities in the Chabaish marshes
Economy News Baghdad
The Committee on Tourism and Antiquities in the Council of the province of Dhi Qar, the approval of the European Union to finance projects for the development of archaeological and tourist sites in the province, which entered more than 12 thousand tourists during the first half of this year.
The head of the committee, Haifa al-Jabri, said in a press statement quoted by the official newspaper "Al-Sabah" and read by "Economy News" that during the meeting, which was gathered by the Minister of Culture, Tourism and Antiquities Abdul-Amir al-Hamadani at the ministry's headquarters in Baghdad revealed the approval of the European Union to finance projects related to the development of tourism sector, The province of $ 3 million, indicating that the projects include the development of tourist infrastructure and the construction of a rest house for Arab and foreign tourists near Zaqoura Ur.
"The local government will allocate 150 dunums of land near Zuqoura Ur to build tourist hotels and a small museum with archaeological pieces representing the history of the old province," she said. "The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Antiquities will fund a project in the marshes of the district of Chabaish at a cost of 16 million dollars. Coming to the marshes and an area of 180 dunums bordering the marshes on the one hand and the Euphrates River on the other. "
In turn, the Director of the Department of Tourism in Dhi Qar Asaad Hussein al-Qarguli, said that "the province witnessed during the first half of this year the entry of more than 12 thousand tourists Arab and foreign 250 tour groups, the number of members of the group about ten people," noting that " Tourist facilities and services for archeological sites and marshes ".
He pointed out that "the work is continuing to allocate ten acres for the construction of a tourist village in the city of Chabaish and a house of rest near the city of Ur."
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