Zanzibar, 29 July 2009 - The $2.4 million restoration of Forodhani Park in Zanzibar’s Historic Stone Town has been completed by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC).
The restoration of Forodhani Park is intended to be part of a larger seafront rehabilitation programme, encompassing: construction of the seawall; underground infrastructure including water, storm and sewer lines; and, the creation of a pedestrian promenade, including planting, street lighting and street furniture along the sea side.
For more information, please contact:
Aga Khan Development Network
P.O. Box 2049 1211
Tel: (+41 22) 909 7200
Fax: (+41 22) 909 7291
The Aga Khan Trust for Culture is a part of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN). Over the last 20 years, cultural revitalisation efforts have been carefully integrated into the broader economic and social programmes of the AKDN – reflecting His Highness the Aga Khan’s belief that development is a complex process that requires multiple inputs. AKDN’s development work in Zanzibar dates to the signing of a Protocol of Co-operation for Development between the Network and the Government of Zanzibar in 1988. In Zanzibar, AKDN’s efforts include the Rahaleo Health Centre, which records over 16,000 patient visits per year. The Aga Khan Foundation continues to operate a number of programmes in education, training and health, including support for pre-schools on Zanzibar and Pemba, an educational Resource Centre and the training of hundreds of teachers. The Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development restored and converted historic seafront buildings into the Zanzibar Serena Inn.