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Germany to cooperate with India to restore cultural heritage site in Srinagar

02.10.2018 - Press release

Dr. Jasper Wieck, Deputy Head of Mission of the German Embassy New Delhi, has signed an MoU with the National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) for the restoration of the "Oont Kadal" Bridge.

Dr. Jasper Wieck and Embassy colleague, Thomas Schmidt, with INTACH members
Dr. Jasper Wieck and Embassy colleague, Thomas Schmidt, with INTACH members© German Embassy New Delhi

The bridge, which was erected most probably around 1670 to ease the access to a pilgrimage site in Ishber village, is in high need to be renovated.

Dr. Jasper Wieck interacts with the media
Dr. Jasper Wieck interacts with the media© German Embassy New Delhi

The German Foreign Office is supporting the project with about 32 lakh rupees to execute the renovation.

Germany has supported projects in the field of cultural heritage preservation with more than 8 crore rupees and supports by these means India's rich and multi-faceted culture.

Sailing towards the 'Oont Kadal' bridge
Sailing towards the 'Oont Kadal' bridge© German Embassy New Delhi

Find more information and examples of past projects here.

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