Tabriz Historical Bazaar will be reconstructed and reinforced by Japanese experts.
Announcing this, head of East Azarbaijan Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Department, Khodaverdi Kariminejad said that an agreement to the effect has been finalized and operations on the monument will begin soon.
According to him, based on an agreement signed between Kyoto University in Japan and East Azarbaijan Teacher Training University, the seven-member Japanese group will undertake to reinforce Tabriz Bazaar to make it resistant to earthquake, reported www.aftab.ir.
The department has given priority to reinforcing historical structures in the region, he noted.
Stressing the need to adopt suitable procedures for reinforcing historical monuments against natural disasters, Kariminejad also said that so far three memoranda of understanding (MoU) have been signed between Tabriz University and East Azarbaijan Teacher Training University on drawing up plans to strengthen the structures.
Tabriz Bazaar, located in the center of the city, is one of the oldest and largest bazaars in the Middle East.
It comprises of some sub-bazaars in various fields, including Amir Bazaar (for gold and jewelry), Mozzafarieh (carpet bazaar) and many other subdivisions for special matters.