Minister of Information Sheikh Salman Sabah Salem Al-Sabah has underlined the significance of exerting official and popular efforts to preserve historic buildings and monuments.
Sheikh Salman, who is also Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Chairman of National Council for Culture, Arts and Letters (NCCAL), made the statement on Wednesday, while meeting Chairperson of the Voluntary Action Center Sheikha Amthal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Acting of NCCAL Mohammad Al-Asousi and some senior officials, Information Ministry said in a statement.
He said these monuments should be dealt with in accordance with a national culture perspective to help the next generations get acquainted with them. He called for raising social awareness on the importance of restoring monuments and historic buildings in accordance with relevant standards, the statement added.
The minister lauded efforts and initiative of Sheikha Amthal and the center's staff aiming to preserve monuments of Kuwait.
The conferees discussed upgrading the law on preserving historic monuments issued in 1960 through enacting some regulations and mechanisms in this regard, it said. The meeting called for promoting cooperating among NCCAL, the center and Ministry of Information to form a team aiming to preserve these monuments, and establish a monument city for filming dramas pertaining to the ancient history of Kuwait.