World Bulletin / News Desk
Restoration and repair have started in the house of Mawlana Jalal al-Din Rumi in Balkh city of Afghanistan.
Mustafa Butun, a coordinator from Turkish International Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA), told AA on Tuesday that special teams, who came from Turkey, started repair and restoration of Mawlana's house, madrassah (Muslim theological school) and social complex in Balkh city.
After project designing is completed, archeological studies will begin, he added.
TIKA will undertake the project, said Butun, adding that they would also build conference hall, mosque and tour area in the region.
When the restoration and repair are completed, the house of Mawlana will serve as Mawlana Culture Center.
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