TEHRAN –A landscaping project has been commenced on the Sheikh Safi al-Din Khanegah and Shrine Ensemble and its surroundings in Ardebil, northwest Iran.
The project aims at altering the view and organizing the area around the historical complex, the provincial tourism chief Nader Fallahi said on Sunday.
Back in September, the official announced that some 100 billion rials (about $2.3 million at the official rate of 42,000 rials) have been allocated to a project for leveling of the surrounding area of the shrine.
The buildings around the complex have been purchased by the province’s Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts Department and are being demolished to expand the area around the historical complex, he explained.
He also noted that after the project is carried out completely, the surrounding area will be open to the public.
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