[size=36]Culture: UNESCO did not make us aware of a threat to the marshes[/size]
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The Ministry of Culture confirmed today, Monday, that the marshes are still on the World Heritage List, noting that there is no threat to remove them from the list.
The spokesman for the ministry, Ahmed Al-Alawi, told the Iraqi News Agency (INA), that "the file of the marshes, after being registered in the World Heritage List as one of the heritage landmarks, has a cultural aspect and an environmental aspect for which the Ministry of Environment is responsible," noting that "this aspect is concerned with following up the arrival of water to this area".
He added, "The Ministry of Culture is concerned with the cultural aspect and the maintenance of this heritage aspect," noting that "the issue of water is linked to the Ministry of Environment and coordination with neighboring countries that have a water connection with this region."
He stressed that "UNESCO has not officially notified us until today that there is a threat to remove the marshes from the World Heritage List," noting that "removing any facility from the World Heritage List requires scientific reports from UNESCO and close follow-up."
He stated that "there is a set of standards and controls that require the inclusion or removal of an annex from the World Heritage List," explaining that "the reports that exist today do not refer to removing the marshes from the World Heritage List with this water scarcity, which is considered global after countries were damaged and their rivers dried up." .
Al-Alawi indicated that "the marshes are still on the list and there is no danger at the official level," noting that "we aspire to increase the water level in the marshes soon." Ended 29 / h