PARIS: Kuwait is diligently seeking to enlist some of its landmarks, namely Kuwait Towers, Failaka Island and Sheikh Jaber Al-Abdullah Palace, in the World Heritage. They have already been included in the preliminary list of the World Heritage Committee, said supervisor of historic buildings at Kuwait National Council for Culture, Arts and Letters (NCCAL) Abdullah Al-Bichi, in a statement.
Al-Bichi, speaking after the second meeting of the commission’s 40th session, predicted that Kuwait Towers would be the first to be enlisted. Work is underway to nominate an ancient site in Al-Sabbiah (slaves’ civilization) and a historic location on Failaka Island, said Al-Bichi, indicating that a lot of work involving several state departments is required for the nomination. He hoped that the Red Palace and Dixon House would be the next to be accredited by the World Heritage.
On the session meetings, Al-Bichi indicated that the Kuwaiti delegation supported applications for listing the marsh land in Iraq, Lut Desert in Iran, Sudan’s Sanganeb marine national park and the marine national park of Dungonab Bay of Mukkawar Island, situated 125 kilometers north of Port Sudan. – Kuna