Qatar Museums Joins Effort to Clean Coastlines of Cultural Villages in Qatar
Qatar Museums signed a cooperation agreement with the Ministry of Municipality and Environment, represented by Al Shamal Municipality and the Seashore Contracting and Engineering Group, to clean the coastlines of cultural villages across the country.
The agreement was signed by Qatar Museums CEO Ahmed Musa Al Namlah, Al Shamal Municipality Director Hamad Juma Al Mannai and Seashore Group CEO Salem Saeed Al Mohannadi.
The three parties will cooperate to roll out a one-year programme aimed at cleaning the coastlines of cultural villages, starting with the ancient city of Al Zubarah. The parties to the agreement will provide support for volunteers and participants.
Experts from Qatar Museums will introduce volunteers to cultural sites and the importance of cleaning the coastline, in addition to developing an online application that identifies cultural sites and provides a historical overview of the region.
Qatar Museums CEO Ahmad Musa Al Namla said that beaches are attractions for tourists, making them prone to pollution. Their cooperation with the Ministry of Municipality and Environment and Seashore Group, he said, is in line with their mandate to raise awareness on the importance of archaeological sites and villages, and the need to preserve these areas as living example for future generations.
We are pleased to join efforts with various state institutions, the private sector and community members to accomplish this noble mission, and to protect our rich heritage that dates back thousands of years.
This latest agreement comes within the framework of Qatar Museums’ cooperation with relevant state institutions, and community groups to preserve Qatar’s archaeological sites.