Monuments refurbished with low quality: Ghazni officials
Tue Jun 19, 1:01 pm
The reconstruction and restoration work of three historical sites have started in Ghazni, but the officials say the restored monuments have been of low quality.
They say unbaked bricks have been used in the restoration of the monuments. They warn that the monuments may lose its identity if serious attention is not paid in this respect.
“The restoration of one heritage monument can keep our identity for one thousand years but if it was reconstructed with low quality, it can be collapsed within a decade. If you see the shrines, they all are reconstructed with low quality,” said Abdul Jame Jame, deputy head of Ghazni Council.
Head of Ghazni Information and Culture department Hameedullah Sarwari confirmed the problems, but said all the historic monuments were reconstructed by considering the historical standards and under the supervision of professional engineers.
He added it was impossible to bring the monuments in their real shape as they were in past.
Sarwari said the restoration of these three monuments, whose works have started recently, would cost about twenty million Afghanis that would be paid from the budget of Ministry of Information and Culture.
He said the restoration work of thirty monuments would be completed by 2013, 10 of them have already been completed while the reconstruction of 15 others was going to be started in near future.