News ID: 233115
Published: 0332 GMT October 21, 2018

Gonbad-e Qaboos up for UNESCO registration

Gonbad-e Qaboos up for UNESCO registration

The city of Gonbad-e Qaboos in Golestan Province was nominated for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage City registration for its Turkmen rugs, said a provincial cultural heritage official on Sunday.

According to IRNA, Director General of Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Department of Golestan Province Maryam Haji-Ebrahimi said in a meeting to prepare for global registration that world or national registration of the city's handicrafts is mainly aimed at popularizing them.

She added that the prerequisites for global registration are organizing a carpet-weavers association and installing billboards in the city.

Governor of Gonbad-e Qaboos Abdolqadir Karimi said that registering Turkmen rug along with the previously-registered historical monument, Gonbad-e Qaboos Tower, demonstrates the city's cultural richness.

He said the two cultural heritages provide a great opportunity to introduce the city and its potentials to the world.

A special workgroup has been organized to facilitate the registration process of Turkmen rug, he concluded.

More than half of the 350,000 population of Gonbad-e Qaboos city are Turkmens, who are skilled in making handicrafts, especially rugs.


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