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TRSDC partners with Culture Ministry for first Saudi underwater archaeological excavation

Saudi Gazette report

RIYADH

– The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC), the developer of the world’s most ambitious regenerative tourism project, has partnered with the Saudi Ministry of Culture to deliver the Kingdom’s first underwater archaeological excavation along the Red Sea coast. TRSDC signed on Tuesday a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Heritage Commission and a second MoU with the Museums Commission.

The MoUs, which were inked by Hamed Fayez, deputy minister of culture and vice chairman of Heritage Commission and Museums Commission, and John Pagano, Chief Executive Officer of TRSDC, aimed to unite efforts in the fields of archaeology, heritage, history and sustainable tourism along Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea coast. It would also encourage mutual collaborations across a series of initiatives including the delivery of the Kingdom’s first underwater archaeological excavation, according to a press statement of TRSDC.

Pagano said the Red Sea coast of Saudi Arabia…

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