Head of Iran’s Cultural Heritage and Tourism Organization Mohammad Ali Najafi who was visiting the Bam citadel on Wednesday said "The Bam citadel is a symbol for the Iranian identity and culture. Reviving this historical building was a complicated, yet successful task.”
Maintaining that in the past 10 years, there has been an international cooperation in reviving the site he said "It is such that more than 12 of the world’s major universities and other research institutes are contributing to the revival of these historical, archeological works.”
Najafi asserted "The cooperation of several countries for reconstructing the Bam citadel taught us that wherever cultural heritage is in danger it is necessary four countries to act in cooperation for its revival.”
He expressed hope that Bam would turn into a hub for developing Kerman province and the country’s tourism.