US grants $500K for Amedi's Badinan Gate reconstruction
US Consul-General in Erbil Rob Waller (CL), flanked by officials, announces the grant of $500,000 by the US Department of State for the reconstruction and renovation of Badinan Gate in Amedi district, Duhok, Kurdistan Region,
Zhyan News Network
SULAIMANI – US Department of State had contributed $500,000 for the reconstruction of Badinan Gate in Amedi district in Duhok governorate, the US Consulate General in Erbil said on Friday (April 16).
“The US government is determined to help the IKR preserve and restore its remarkable cultural heritage, and is thrilled to work with our Kurdish friends to achieve that goal,” the embassy said in a statement, referring to the Kurdistan Region of Iraq or the Kurdistan Region.
“We hope this grant will be a new bridge to further strengthen the ties between the American people and the people of the IKR. Badinan Gate will be preserved for all of humanity, while helping to economically revitalize the community,” read the statement.
The announcement came after US Consul-General Rob Waller toured the town and its historical sites on Thursday.
“We have provided support to the Erbil Citadel, the Sulaymaniyah Museum, the Kurdish Heritage Institute, the Mathnasium [Shrine], Lalish Temple and Mar Gorgis [Chaldean Churc] in Mosul and other projects,” he said.
Amedi itself perches on a hilltop and was the center of the Bahdinan Emirate but also belonged to the Assyrians, Sassanids, Parthians, and other civilizations.
The Badinan Gate lies to the west of the ancient Badina citadel.