The Coordinating Council of Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts, and Tourism NGOs sent a letter to the management of the Saremi Endowment in Isfahan, requesting to improve the safety of the World Register site, Naqsh-e Jahan Square, and the surrounding market to prevent fires.
Aliyar Asemizadeh, Chairman of the Coordination Council of Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism NGOs, told us: “This year, one of the rooms in Naqsh-e Jahan Square caught fire and this is a worry that the bitter fire in Tabriz Bazaar will be repeated in Isfahan’s Bazaar.” Caused a group of lovers and cultural heritage organizations of Isfahan to pursue the promotion of the firefighting system in this market more seriously.
He continued: “To advance this matter, correspondence and negotiations have been held with the General-Directorate of Cultural Heritage of Isfahan, the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Sarmiyeh Endowments, and now the Coordinating Council of Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism NGOs have sent a letter. It should be operational as soon as possible, he said.
Asemizadeh added: “Charging fire extinguishers, installing fire alarm and extinguishing systems, and moving high-risk jobs around Naqsh-e Jahan Square are some of the things I mentioned in the letter, but we are not satisfied with just these things and we hope for better events to protect this historic square.” Which is a universal effect, occurs.
The text of the letter sent by the Coordination Council of Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts, and Tourism NGOs to the management of the Saremi Endowment in Isfahan states:
While wishing you more and more success, as you are aware, the historical market and Naqsh-e Jahan Square are among the cultural treasures of Iran and the world, which welcomes a large number of citizens and domestic and foreign tourists daily. However, for various reasons, it is exposed to injuries such as fire (such as the burning of cells around the square on Nowruz this year).