Iran plans to set up Silk Road Institute
Iran plans to set up a special and independent institute to restore and further introduce Silk Road, a historical route linking Asian countries.world Updated: Apr 09, 2009 16:03 IST
Iran plans to set up a special and independent institute to restore and further introduce Silk Road, a historical route linking Asian countries. The objective of establishing the institute is to conduct studies, undertake restoration works and introduce its capacities to other countries, deputy head of Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization, Hamid Baqaei said while announcing the plan.
Iran will manage the affairs pertaining to the road through the entity,he said.It will also release brochures on the road and guide tourists, Baqaei said.
Stating Iran’s significant share of the road, Baqaei added that there many villages, cities and natural sceneries along the road, each of which have numerous potentials for introducing Iran’s culture and civilization to foreign tourists.
Silk Road is an extensive interconnected network of trade routes across the Asian continent connecting East, South, and Western Asia with the Mediterranean region, including North Africa and Europe, which was used by Asian merchants around 6000 BC.