Budget and Accounts Committee discusses 2018 investment budget of Culture Ministry

2017-11-12 15:45:34

          

The Budget and Accounts Committee at the People’s Assembly on Sunday discussed the Culture Ministry’s 2018 investment budget which was set at SYP 1,875 billion.

The inquires of the Committee’s members focused on the importance of activating the role of cultural centers and rehabilitating them, in addition to the need to follow up on the case of looted antiquities by armed terrorist organizations.

The also called for increasing the cinematic documentation of the events in Syria and establishing a cultural house in Aleppo.

In turn, Culture Minister Mohamed al-Ahmad affirmed that the Ministry will work on the establishment of the Museum of Art in Damascus which will be home to 17,000 of the Ministry’s old paintings.

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