CAIRO – The Municipality of Benghazi, Libya is working with the Consulate General of Italy to promote a closer partnership between the Italian system and the Libyan authorities to facilitate the reconstruction of the old city of Benghazi, according to a press release of the Consulate General of Italy in Benghazi.
The statement said there are around 170 buildings, some of which were destroyed and others badly damaged by the war events, including the historic Al Manar Palace, where Libya’s independence was proclaimed in 1951.
Another building is the Italian property where the Consulate General of Italy is located, which he said suffered extensive damage and is currently inaccessible.
The press release indicates that the presentations will be made by Italian scholars and architects who are experts in restoration, urban planning and the history of architecture.
The experts come from the universities of Brescia, La Sapienza in Rome and Venice, as well as from the Association of Friendship and Cooperation Italy-Libya and the Region of Emilia-Romagna.
The press release indicates that during the conference there will also be a presentation on the Made in Italy catering supply chain, from tradition to innovation by AssoRestauro, ANCE, CNA and OICE.
He said expected attendees at the event include Benghazi Mayor Sagir Bujuary; Consul General of Italy Carlo Batori; the Deputy Governor of the Libyan Central Bank, Ali El Hibri; the head of the government fund for the reconstruction of the cities of Benghazi and Derna, Ali Abdel Afees; as well as members of the academy, experts, technicians, municipal elected officials, public and private investors, Libyan and international entrepreneurs and representatives of international organizations.