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Caravanserai Privatization

Caravanserai PrivatizationCaravanserai Privatization

The caravanserai of Bisotun in Kermanshah Province is awaiting a hand over to the private sector, CHTN reported. Based on a MoU signed between the Revitalization and Utilization Fund for Historical Places, and Iran Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHHTO), the transfer of the historical monuments to the private sector will be done under the supervision of the ICHHTO, said Ali Fe’legari, head of CHHTO Kermanshah province on November 1. He said there are five historical sites in Kermanshah province ready to be assigned to the private sector. “The private sector is a better option to preserve such buildings,” the official said, adding that the government cannot afford to give them their due attention, citing the Caravanserai of Qasre Shirin as an unsuccessful example. The caravanserai is situated in the boundaries of the Bisotun UNESCO world heritage site, hence, transferring it to the private sector will require a certain amount of negotiation.