Tehran (IP) - The Iranian Minister of Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts said that over 2500 cultural heritage projects were carried out with the help of people and the government, which also created employments and promoting tourism.

Iran Press/Iran News: On the sidelines of the inauguration of 206 tourism projects and 4 hotels in Tehran province, Ali Asghar Mounesan in an interview with Iran Press said these projects were inaugurated with the value of more than 600 billion Tomans.

The Minister of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts added 320 projects in the field of cultural heritage had been carried out in order to repair and restore the old buildings, which was very laborious and costly.

Mounesan highlighted, "Until the end of the current government, we will have the continuous inauguration of these projects, which have been unparalleled in the field of cultural heritage and restoration of old buildings."

"In the government, the tourism industry had experienced a surge and the number of tourist beds has increased from 219,000 to 471,000 beds. We have also developed tourism products such as ecotourism, and nature tourism which has been welcomed by both domestic and foreign tourists", the minister went on to say.

Today, in a ceremony in Tehran province, 4 hotels (namely Raya and Valieasr) and 206 tourism projects were inaugurated in the presence of the Minister of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts, Ali Asghar Mounesan.


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