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Gambia: Kerr Batch Stone Circles – UNESCO World Heritage Site Undergoing Rehabilitation


Rehabilitation train is ongoing on the Kerr Batch stone circles, a United Nations Instructional, Scientific and Cultural Group (UNESCO) World Heritage web site in The Gambia.

The tourism minster along with stakeholders, signed the rehabilitation undertaking price D3.four million to reshape the dilapidated web site in Nianija District, Central River Area (CRR).

Hamat Bah, the Minister of Tourism and Tradition launched into a tour of tourism and tradition amenities throughout the nation in February 2020.

In the course of the first nationwide tour in upcountry, minister Bah disclosed that: “NCAC obtained funds from the ministry in direction of the rehabilitation of the heritage websites within the nation with a purpose to protect them and likewise to make them vibrant tourism recreation websites.”

On Thursday, 19th November, 2020, the aforesaid ministry once more launched into a nationwide tour to evaluate the state of progress and normal in all tourism and tradition institutions and amenities in order to assist carve out a method for the event of tourism and tradition most particularly within the upcountry.

“Kerr Batch and WASSU stone circles web site are UNESCO world heritage websites since 2006, part of chosen heritage websites of curiosity to human variety on the earth, which presents nice potential in attracting guests,” he mentioned.

Kerr Batch is 9 (9) meters conscious from Njaga Bantang from the principle street in CRR and is likely one of the remoted areas within the nation, however with the wealthy and vibrant tradition, which deserves to be preserved and guarded within the web site museum of posterity.