Kabul: UNESCO has signed upon the agreement to safeguard Bamiyan–The heart of Asia, the roof of the world, the land of civilizations and the home of archaeological assets.
The safeguarding project was initiated in 2003 and would be completed by early 2011. For the first and second phase of this project an amount of $3.4m was spend funded by Japan and furthermore $1.5m is to be spent for the third phase. Under this project French archeologists would work on the repair and maintenance of some rotted parts of the “martyred” Buddha.
UNESCO Director the other day said that the third phase of the project being funded by Japan is aimed at preservation of the site through consolidation of Buddah fragments. The project includes safety to the mural and oil paintings in the caves, cultural master plan and its overall security plan, management plan. He also hoped the Buddah site would be removed from the list of World Heritage in Danger.