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2/18/07

Attempts for Removing Power Grids from Toos Continue

By Soudabeh Sadigh

While Razavi developing Electricity Company has shown indifference to the request of the Cultural Heritage and Tourism Department of Khorasan Razavi province for removing power grids, the Organization is determined to follow its complaint through Iran's Ministry of Energy.


Tomb of Persian Poet Ferdowsi, Toos

Tehran, 18 February 2007 (CHN) -- While Razavi Developing Electricity Company, who is in charge of installing cables in vicinity of Toos city which have intruded the cultural landscape of this historic city as well as Ferdowsi's Tomb, has ignored the request of the provincial department of the Cultural Heritage and Tourism Organization (ICHTO) in Khorasan Razavi province for removing the electricity cables, the Organization is determined to pursue the case through Iran's Ministry of Energy.

Announcing this news, director of the cultural heritage center of historic city of Toos told CHN: "The Cultural Heritage and Tourism Department of Khorasan Razavi province has submitted a letter to the Electricity Company in which it asked the Company to determine an exact time for removing the power poles from the vicinity of Toos historic city, however, we have not received any response to this request yet, which is why the Organization has decided to follow the case through higher authorities of Iran's Ministry of Energy by sending a letter to Iran's Minster of Energy."

Installation of power poles for transferring 400 kilowatt hours of power from the city of Mashad to Sarakhs in the Iranian northeastern province of Khorasan Razavi has not only vulgarized the historical-cultural landscape of Toos historic city and the tomb of renowned Persian poet Ferdowsi, it has also reduced the chances for registration of this historic monument in UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites.

The world famous Persian poet, Ferdowsi (940-1020 AD) is best known for his epic masterpiece of Shahnameh (The Epic of Kings) which has widely been translated in several languages. Ferdowsi's tomb is the city of Toos is one of the major tourist attraction sites of the Khorasan Razavi province.

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