Shigar Fort Palace (Pakistan) wins Heritage AwardShigar Fort Palace takes top prize in 2006 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards for Culture Heritage Conservation
Shigar Fort Palace in Skardu, Northern Areas, Pakistan has been honoured with the Award of Excellence in the 2006 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards for Culture Heritage Conservation.
The 2006 Heritage Awards programme recognizes the achievement of individuals and organizations within the private sector and public-private initiatives in successfully restoring structures of heritage value in the Asia-Pacific region.
Eligible projects must be more than 50 years old, and the restoration must have been completed within the past 10 years. Buildings must also have been in viable use for at least one year from the date of the Awards announcement.
The two Awards of Distinction went to Bund 18 (Shanghai, China) and Uch Monument Complex (Punjab, Pakistan) .
Three Awards of Merit were given to St. Andrew's Church (Hong Kong SAR, China), Sir JJ School of Art (Mumbai, India), and Han Jiang Ancestral Temple (Penang, Malaysia).
Three Honourable Mention awards were conferred to Liu Ying Lung Study Hall (Hong Kong SAR, China), and Arakkal Kettu (Kerala, India), and Leh Old Town (Ladakh, India).
From UNESCO's Bangkok Bureau
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