Great Zimbabwe World Heritage Site rehabilitation project has been launched
The Government ofZimbabwe and the Agence Française de Développement (French Development Agency/FDA) today (30 June 2022) launched a EUR-3-million project for the rehabilitation and development of the Great Zimbabwe World Heritage Site in Zimbabwe's Masvingo Province. The three-year project is getting implemented by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) in collaboration with the National Museums and Monuments of Zimbabwe (NMMZ).
The Great Zimbabwe World Heritage Site is located in southeastern Zimbabwe, about 30 km southeast of Masvingo. Great Zimbabwe is the name for the stone remains of a medieval city. Construction on the city began in the 11th century and continued until it was abandoned in the 15th century. Great Zimbabwe, which covers an area of nearly 80 ha, was an important trading centre and was renowned from the Middle Ages onwards. The National Museums and Monuments of Zimbabwe (NMMZ), under the Ministry of Home Affairs, is the entity directly responsible for the management of the Great Zimbabwe World Heritage Site.