Dominican Republic seeks to add sites to UNESCO’s list of world cultural heritage sites

The Minister of Culture of the Dominican Republic, Milagros Germán, and Jorge Ortiz Carela, mayor of San Gregorio de Nigua, signed this week a collaboration agreement with the purpose of establishing actions that will result in the integration of the historical-cultural sites located in the municipality of San Cristóbal in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

The agreement establishes that the Municipality of Nigua, together with the technical personnel of the Ministry of Culture, through the Directorate of Monumental Heritage, will ensure the maintenance of the indicated monuments, as well as their preservation in an adequate state of conservation.

This includes carrying out preventive actions in the indicated buildings, in case of emergency, under the guidelines of the technical personnel of the Ministry of Culture.

Likewise, the agreement contemplates actions related to cultural tourism, such as the organization of guided tours, holding exhibitions, performing arts or music shows that are compatible with the characteristics of the monuments and related to their cultural management, as well as any type of informative activity whose objective is a greater dissemination of the history and values of the monuments.

Both institutions will also undertake a series of joint actions to achieve the nomination of the colonial mills as World Heritage by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

The event was also attended by Gamal Michelén, Vice Minister of Cultural Heritage, and Juan Mubarak, General Director of Monumental Heritage.

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