From IPP Media
The Aga Khan Trust for Culture will spend 2.6b/- for the rehabilitation of Forodhani park in Zanzibar�s historical Stone Town.
The revitalisation project will upgrade social and recreational amenities, including walkways, improvement to the park`s landscaping, lighting, sewerage, drainage and civic amenities.
Speaking yesterday at the project`s launching ceremony held here, Zanzibar First Lady Shadya Karume said rehabilitation of the park would help strike a balance between competing uses as a park and area of beauty, as well as economic opportunities.
Prince Amyn Aga Khan said at the occasion that restoration of Forodhani park was part of Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC)`s long-term objective to revitalise the historical seafront of Stone Town.
The decision to rehabilitate the park followed a meeting between President Amani Abeid Karume and His Highness the Aga Khan at which an agreement for restoration of the park was signed in 2002.