Farhad Meimanatabadi, the Chief of Cultural Heritage, Handcrafts and Tourism Organization of Kurdistan, says Iranian government is going to open new museums and build accommodation centers in this province.
“Some 4.7 million people traveled to Kurdistan province during Nowruz celebrations. Reaching this number is a great achievement for our province. The total number of visitors has been increased by 66% in the new Persian year, and this offers superb opportunities to the local economy.” Farhad Meimanatabadi told Pars Herald on Wednesday.
He believes Kurdistan will have a bright future. “The local government had promised us building more hotels and inns across Kurdistan. By opening more accommodation centers, we will be able to host more tourists and visitors in Kurdistan. This also helps Kurdistan’s economy to flourish in coming years.” Meimanatabadi declared.
“Currently Cultural Heritage, Handcrafts and Tourism Organization of Kurdistan manages and maintains the historical buildings, sites and museums of the province. Now, we are ready to cooperate with institutions belonged to private sector for operations these museums.” Farhad Meimanatabadi added, and asked local corporations to send their applications to ICHO offices in Kurdistan.
ICHO is an educational and research institution overseeing numerous associated museum complexes throughout Iran. It is administered and funded by the Government of Iran. At this moment, the major activities of the inhabitants of Kurdistan are agriculture and modern livestock farming.