Ambassador Junever Mahilum-West and Cultural Officer Sharon Satin attended the launching of “The Net of the Siq: A Journey through the Siq Stability Project” Exhibition and the Petra Album which was performed in concert by Luca Aquino and the Jordanian National Orchestra on 23 July 2016 in Petra, Jordan. The event aims to generate support for Petra as Jordan’s most popular UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Exhibition showcases the Siq Stability Project funded by the Government of Italy and is being implemented by UNESCO-Amman in partnership with Petra Development and Tourism Region Authority. The project implements landslide risk mitigation measures in the Siq of Petra, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site, to ensure the safety of the tourists and the monuments.
After the launching of the Exhibit, the guests were accompanied to “Little Petra” or the Siq Al-Barid for a guided tour and for the launching of the album called “Petra” by Luca Aquino and the Jordanian National Orchestra.
The event was graced by the presence of Commissioner of Petra Archaeological Park Dr. Emad Hijazeen, UNESCO Representative to Jordan Ms. Costanza Farina, Dr. Talal Abu Ghazaleh, Chairman of the Jordanian National Orchestra Association, Her Excellency Lina Annab, Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, and Her Royal Highness Princess Dana Firas, patron of the event.
Aside from the Philippines, the following countries were represented from the diplomatic corps: Afghanistan, Iran, Italy, South Africa and Ukraine.