Barka Fort to remain closed until further notice
October 2, 2017 | 11:32 AM
by Times News Service
Barka Fort. Photo - Times of Oman

Muscat: Barka Fort has closed for renovation and tourist and government bodies are advised not to visit the historical site until further notice, The Ministry of Tourism announced.

The Ministry of Tourism in cooperation with the Ministry of Heritage and Culture announced that it has closed on October 1: "We will be closing Barka Fort in Wilayat Barka in the governorate of South Al Batinah, in order to carry out maintenance work."

"The ministry would like to inform any interested individuals or governmental institutions, not to visits or include the fort within their programs or visits," the ministry added.

Since the summer, the Ministry of Heritage and Culture has been working on the restoration of Al Khabourah Fort in North Al Batinah, which has been affected by salinity and humidity on its internal and external walls due to its proximity to the coastal strip of the Sea of Oman.

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