Norway pumps K18m on Malawi’s cultural heritage

The Royal Norwegian Embassy has made available MK18.2 million to the Malawi government as part of its effort to the contribution and conservation of Malawian culture.

Norway has signed an agreement with Malawi to support the implementation of a national cultural heritage project. The department of Culture in the Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Culture will implement the project.

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Malawi’s Minister of finance Ken Lipenga signed on behalf of the Malawi government while Ambassador Asbjorn Eidhammer signed on behalf of the Kingdom of Norway.

Works under the project include: rehabilitation of Chichiri Museum, documentation of cultural information and preparation of dossiers for Mulanje Mountain and Mbona heritage sites for World Heritage consideration.

And research on traditional architectural designs, the results of which will be used to develop a master plan for the construction of the proposed Village Museum in Lilongwe and the project will also initiate work to incorporate culture into the schools’ curriculum.

The Royal Norwegian Embassy has been supporting the cultural heritage programme of the department of culture since 2002.

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