is an annual grant competition administered by the U.S.
grant also funded cleaning and restoration of select sites in the biosphere, including those on the Roman road, as well as a temple at Mashnaka and two Roman religious sites, at Qornet el Deir and Qornet el Mzaar.
However, renewed efforts were made to utilize the AFCP
grant and "the project is now expected to be completed by 2017," he added.
Kneedler, who spoke about heritage conservation projects in the Philippines during the 5th Tam-Awan International Arts Festival here last week, said the churches were the AFCP
's two special projects this year.
gives priority to project activities that are appropriate and in keeping with international standards for the preservation of cultural heritage.
The US AFCP
supports preservation of cultural sites, cultural objects, and forms of traditional cultural expression in more than 100 countries around the world, added the press release.
Embassy through AFCP
has funded eleven conservation projects in Sri Lanka, representing a total commitment of over $730,000 (over 100 million LKR).
Funding through the AFCP
enabled Environmental Planning Services (Pvt) Ltd and the Institute of Town Planners to carry out necessary surveys and landmark documentation in order to develop and preserve the site for future generations.
is the centerpiece of America's partnership with Pakistan in the area of art and culture', said Consul General Shelton.