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Bill to Restore Historical Textures Approved

Bill to Restore Historical Textures ApprovedBill to Restore Historical Textures Approved

Lawmakers have for the first time approved a bill to restore the historical textures of cities in southwestern Iran, the most prominent of which is Dezful in Khuzestan Province.

Abbas Papizadeh, a Dezful legislator, said after years of growing discontent over the authorities’ lack of action to restore the timeworn urban structures of Dezful and other cities in the region, which has led to historical structure falling into a state of disrepair, a national restoration plan for the area was needed.

Speaking to Mehr News Agency, Papizadeh said the first phase of the plan will start soon in Dezful and its suburbs.

Pointing to the rich historical potentials of the region, the lawmaker said, “The restoration plan will undoubtedly influence tourism in the city.”

Khuzestan was home to some of the oldest civilizations in the world. The Chogha Mish hills in northern Khuzestan are said to be holding treasures dating back 8,000 years.

The province houses three world heritage sites:  Chogha Zanbil (inscribed in 1979), Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System (2009) and Susa (2015).

Dezful is home to age-old, eye-catching bridges of Iran that have carried the stories of hundreds of thousands of trampling feet throughout history that should not be left out when talking about Iran’s tourist attractions.

Dezful Bridge (also known as Sassanid Bridge, built in 260 AD), Shapouri Bridge, Kashkan Bridge (dating back to 9th century CE), Latian Bridge, Gavmishan Bridge and Veresk Bridge are notable historical sites in Khuzestan Province, which are definitely worth more than the maintenance costs.