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Mostar Bridge - Inauguration

 

AKAAWith the technical and financial support of the World Bank, developing countries can achieve successful projects for the revitalization of historic city cores and the conservation of cultural and natural heritage sites, branding unique destinations and creating the enabling environment for job creation. As an example of the quality of the projects we support, the World Bank-financed restoration of the Mostar Bridge received the prestigious Aga Khan Award for Architecture. This award, together with other unique international recognitions, have positioned the World Bank as a leading player in the international arena, which can help developing countries integrate assets inherited by past generations into local economic development strategies, creating new jobs and economic opportunities for benefitting current and future generations.


 

President Zoellick in China

World Bank President Zoellick meeting minority groups in Guizhou (China), where an innovative stand-alone Bank-financed project linking cultural heritage, natural conservation, and sustainable tourism development is helping local communities earn higher income.

 

 

 

President Zoellick in ChinaPresident Zoellick in China(Above) World Bank President Zoellick asking about the details of the restoration of Huguang Huiguan Guild Complex, a cultural heritage site in Chongqing (China) restored with World Bank’s support.

The recourse to the World Bank’s financial and technical assistance in these topics is a growing phenomenon.

World Bank’s lending in historic city cores, cultural and natural heritage, is growing in both Middle and Low Income Countries (nearly US$ 7 billion since the 1970s, of which US$ 3.5 billion under implementation).


 
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Preserving St. Petersburg's Heritage, Enhancing its Economic Development


 
  

Events

Mar 01, 2012SDN Forum 2012: Creating Jobs by Supporting Historic Cities, Cultural Heritage and Sustainable Tourism
Mar 01, 2012SDN Forum 2012: Creating Jobs by Supporting Historic Cities, Cultural Heritage and Sustainable Tourism

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