KABUL: The Ministry of Information and Culture (MoIC) has approved a preliminary plan for the preservation of the historical and ancient monuments in Mes-e-Aynak, one of the country’s biggest copper mines, said a statement from the ministry released to media.
The plan has been made for the preservation of the historical monuments and ancient city of Mes-e-Aynak and the transfer of some relics in a professional way, the statement said.
The plan has been prepared after several months of professional and technical works over the project, according to the statement.
The draft was discussed in a joint multilateral meeting between the leadership of the MoIC, Kabul University and the Academy of Sciences the other day. In the meeting was attended by Deputy Information and Culture Minister, Zabihullah Mujahid, Deputy MoIC on cultural affairs Mullah Saaduddin Saeed, Deputy Minister of Finance, Administration and Tourism, Esmatullah Osmani and some related organs heads, recommendations were made for the effectiveness of the plan. They called Mes-e-Aynak (the copper mine) a major economic project and resource for the country, adding that the copper mine and its ancient city were of great historical value to Afghanistan and stressed that both its components and benefits should be valued, the statement further said. The leadership of the MoIC appreciated the relevant organs for drafting the preliminary plan and suggested specific instructions to the delegation of the department of Archeology for further improvement, the statement concluded.
The Kabul Times