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28 November 2022, 11:46

Asia & Oceania UNESCO prizes awarded to 2 Yazd historical monuments

TEHRAN, 28 November (BelTA - IRNA). - Two of the 2022 Asia and Oceania UNESCO prizes for the preservation of historical heritage were awarded to Saduqi historical house (Supreme Award) and the International Zarch Qanat (Competence Award) both in Yazd province.

In this year's UNESCO Preservation of Historical Heritage Award ceremony, which was hosted by the Bangkok regional office of UNESCO in Thailand, 13 proposed historical sites from Afghanistan, China, India, Iran, Nepal, and Thailand were chosen by the UNESCO International Board of Jurors and praised.

That board's negotiations for the purpose were held in November 2022, and in their first judgment, they had selected 50 sites from countries all over the Asia and Oceania region.

The Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya Museum's heroic reconstruction, as a part of the Gothic art complexes and the Deco Victorian art of the world heritage in Mumbai, India, got the Supreme Award for the preservation of historical heritage in UNSECO Asian Awards.

The full list of 2022 UNESCO Asia Oceania awards is as follows:

Supreme Award: Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya Museum, in Mumbai, India.

Excellence Award: Zarch Qanat, in Yazd Iran; the staircase wells in Haidar Abad, India; and the Nilson Highs Library in Thailand.

Competence Award: Saduqi House in Yazd, Iran; Tupdara Stopa in Charicar, Afghanistan, the Nathan Budhi Temple in Fujian, China; the Duma Kunda Castel in Mumbai, India, which is one of the series of 25 Nepal temples.

Special Appreciation Award for Sustainable Development: The West Guajeo Liliang district of Shanghai, China.

Innovative Design in Heritage Field: The Solid-State M-30 Structure, for feeding and collection of garbage in the Macao region of China, and in the Guajeo Block of China's Nanjing province.

The Head of the UNESCO Cultural Office in Thailand, Feng Jing, said in the awards donation ceremony, "These wards can convey the feeling of pride and ownership of historical monuments to the nations. Since we are still passing through the Corona disease pandemic, seeing the increase in the number of candidates for these UNSECO awards in the world this year is very promising.

The registered historical sites this year in Asia and Oceania region also intrigued the emergence of interesting discussions about the process development in the preservation of historical monuments.

We are also witnesses to closer attention paid to cultural aspects of the historical monuments, including the infrastructures of the heritage which are harmonious with the sustainable development of the cities and villages".

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