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Accord signed to preserve historic sites

The French Minister of Culture and Communications, Catherine Trautmann, and IDB President Enrique V. Iglesias signed an agreement on March10 in Paris to cooperate in restoring and revitalizing historic sites and their surrounding urban areas in Latin America and the Caribbean.

According to the agreement, France will provide technical assistance for IDB projects designed to help countries of the region to design and plan policies to maintain historic sites and protect monuments, public spaces, and the environment, as well as rehabilitate housing for people near the sites and refurbish museums and hotels, in some cases.

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