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Jordan to receive $6.7mn from Japan for museum

Project to showcase artefacts from Petra set for 2016 opening

The museum will aim to preserve artefacts from the ancient city of Petra.
The museum will aim to preserve artefacts from the ancient city of Petra.

Jordan is set to receive around $6.7mn (JOD 4.8mn) in funding to build a museum in the ancient city of Petra following an agreement signed between the two nation’s governments.

The 1,800m² museum will exhibit historical and archaeological artefacts discovered in the Petra region and is scheduled to be inaugurated in 2016, according to a Japanese embassy statement.

It is hoped the tourist attraction will also raise the local community’s awareness of protecting the tangible and intangible heritage of Petra.

“We are very much confident that this museum will also contribute to the community development in Petra region,” said Japanese Ambassador Junicho Kosuge, who signed the agreement with Planning Minister Ibrahim Saif.

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