Pasargadae Human Rights Garden Approved

Pasargadae Human Rights Garden Approved    Pasargadae Human Rights Garden Approved

Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization has approved the project for the construction of Pasargadae Human Rights Garden.    

The third and final meeting of ICHHTO’s Research Committee tasked with the project’s feasibility study was attended by the organization’s tourism officials, Fars provincial officials and the management of Pasargadae historical site, according to Tanin-e Pasargad News Agency.    

Goals, challenges and the regional, national and international prospects of the project were evaluated during the meeting.    

It is believed that the first Persian garden was built by Cyrus the Great, the founder of Achaemenid Empire, in his capital city of Pasargadae, located in the present-day Fars Province.

Experts believe the project will help boost regional tourism, protect the environment and positively impact the quality of life of locals.

Arash Noor-Aqaei, the initiator of the project and head of Iran Federation of Tourist Guides Association, said on his official website, “Agricultural engineers will oversee the project. In view of the water crisis, modern water conservation methods such as drip irrigation will be used.”

Aside from the scenic environment, organic foods and nomadic lifestyle will help draw tourists to the garden.

The land for establishing the garden has been donated by the local people.

Backed by the private sector and ICHHTO, the Pasargadae Human Rights Garden will be established in Sa’adatshahr, Fars Province, in the vicinity of Cyrus’ tomb.