The Municipal Council of Benghazi, in cooperation with the Italian Consulate General, will organize a conference on the reconstruction of the old city of Benghazi, with the participation of Libyan officials and Italian experts, the consulate announced on Saturday.
The Italian Consulate stated in a press release, that the conference will include presentations by Italian academics, architects, and experts in restoration, urban planning and architectural history from the Universities of Brescia, La Sapienza (Rome) and Venice.
The conference aims, according to the statement, to create favorable conditions for a closer partnership between the Italian system and Libyan authorities.
It also aims to facilitate the reconstruction of the old city in a way that respects its original architectural styles as well as the original economic and social function of the area while at the same time making available the latest construction methods and materials.
The sessions will be attended by the Chairman of the Steering Council of the Municipality of Benghazi, Saqr Bujwari, the Italian Consul General Carlo Batori and the Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Libya, Ali Al-Hibri.
It is noteworthy that the cost of reconstructing Libya is estimated to be $200 billion based on local studies and those prepared by the World Bank.