UNESCO WILL FUND ST.JOVAN BIGORSKI RECONSTRUCTION
UNESCO has positively responded to a request submitted by the Ministry of Culture and UNESCO National Commission for immediate assistance in amount of $50,000, intended for reconstruction of the monastery of St. Jovan Bigorski.
The assistance is of great importance for swift overhaul of this exceptionally significant monument of culture, which after last year's fire is left with serious damages on the wooden construction, carved ceilings, ornamented windows and furniture and wall paintings. The Government has provided Denar 18 million for the monastery, therefore its reconstruction will be launched immediately with the UNESCO donation, Minister of Culture Elizabeta Kanceska-Milevska stated Wednesday.
She also informed that UNESCO would support the "Krusevo Etno City" project with Euro 36,000 after a request was submitted by the UNESCO National Commission. Previously, representatives of the UN organisation visited Krusevo to review the project.
This assistance is of major significance for the city, local development to attract foreign and local tourists, thus strengthening Krusevo's economic capacities, Kanceska-Milevska noted.
UNESCO financially supports the second Global Conference for Interreligious Dialogue as well with $100,000, which will be held between May 6-9 in Ohrid, under the auspices of the Government and UNESCO. $40,000 have been also donated by the Holocaust Fund of the Jews from Macedonia for the conference.
Over 150 participants have registered so far for the conference. Three milestones will be marked during the event - 100 years since the birth of Mother Teresa, 1,100 years since the death of St. Naum of Ohird and 1,400 years since the publication of the Qur’an.