EU supports renovation of Roman theatre in Sabratha, Libya

10-02-2022
Roman theatre of Sabratha
Roman theatre of Sabratha
Copyright: UNDP Libya

The Ministry of Local Government, the Municipality of Sabratha, the European Union (EU) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) inaugurated the Roman theatre in Sabratha recently renovated with the support from the EU.

The restoration works consist of rehabilitation of service offices to manage the monuments, rehabilitation of the Roman theatre stage, maintenance, and improvement of three entrance gates, as well as installation of solar streetlights.Sabratha Roman theatre is expected to attract around 500,000 visitors every year, generating critical economic activity and thousands of jobs.

Mr. José Antonio Sabadell, Ambassador of the European Union in Libya, stated: "Libya’s shared cultural heritage has all the potential to become an important driver for sustainable development. Extraordinary archaeological sites like the Roman Theatre in Sabratha offer immense opportunities for the communities to create jobs and boost the local economy. The EU is glad to be able to contribute to the work of Libyan authorities and our partners in preserving Libya’s rich cultural heritage."

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