Donnerstag, 26. März 2015

Zlatkova Kula in Kratovo to Be Restored

The project for conservation and restoration of Zlatkova Kula, a significant 14th century cultural monument in Kratovo, is in the final stages of development, says the Ministry of Culture. The project is funded by the United States Embassy, a grant for protection of cultural heritage.

Teams from the National Conservation Center will work on the restoration of the tower's interior and its adaptation into a space for affirmation and culture and cultural tourism in the town. Zlatkova Kula is a three­storey tower named after its last owner Gjorgi Zlatkov.

The Ministry of Culture has already funded the conservation of Zlatkova Kula architecture, in the framework of the program for supporting projects of national interest.

Mittwoch, 25. März 2015

Aerodrom bekommt neuen Park

Die Gemeinde Aerodrom in der makedonischen Hauptstadt Skopje bekommt einen neuen Park. Auf ca. 2400m² soll sich der Park erstrecken. Gehwege, Bänke, Wasserwege, Fontänen mit Wasserfälle mit einem kleinen Fluss und ein zentraler Kinderspielplatz sind geplant. Die Investition liegt bei ca. 30 Mio Denar. (1€~61,5den)

Alexander the Great Airport in Top 10 in Eastern Europe

Skopje-based airport "Alexander the Great", operated by "TAV Macedonia", is among the top ten airports in Eastern Europe according to Skytrax World Airport Awards 2015.
In the framework of 21. Passenger Terminal Expo in Paris, the Skopje airport was declared ninth best airport in Eastern Europe, also including airports in Budapest, Tallinn, Kiev, Riga, Belgrade, Tbilisi, Sofia, Bratislava and Varna.

"Putting the Skopje airport in the Eastern Europe top ten confirms our work because 'Skytrax' researches, monitors and measures the reactions and satisfaction of airport passengers in global terms. This award is another indicator of our formulated approach regarding the improving service quality and vision, towards maximum enjoyment of passengers", said TAV Macedonia director-general Zoran Krstevski.

The 2015 World Airport Awards are based on 13.02 million survey questionnaires completed by 112 different nationalities of airline customers during the survey period from May 2014 to January 2015. The survey covered 550 airports worldwide, evaluating traveller experiences across different airport service and product key performance indicators -  from check-in, arrivals, transfers, shopping, security and immigration through to departure at the gate.

Dienstag, 24. März 2015

Church Holy Mother of God Perivlepta in Ohrid to Be Restored

Macedonian Culture Ministry is beginning a program to preserve and protect the bell tower in the ancient Church Holy Mother of God Perivlepta in the City of Ohrid.

The Ohrid Culture Institute prepared a project to restore the bell tower that would include replacing its roof and preserving the facade. The large cathedral and the adjoining monastery, located atop the old City of Ohrid, from 12 century, and houses icons painted all through the ages, up to the 19th century.

The Church was also known as The New St. Clement church, because the original St. Clement Church, located in Plaosnik, north of the Ohrid castle was demolished in the 15 century, so the remains of St. Clement were carried to Church Holy Mother of God Perivlepta. The remains were returned to the rebuild Plaosnik cathedral in 2002. The bell tower and the bell were donated by famous American scientist Mihajlo Pupin, who originated from the Balkans.

Church Holy Mother of God Perivlepta is known for some of the masterpiece frescoes  painted by artists Mihael and Evtichij. It also contains the grave of famous poet Grigor Prlicev and is the seat of the Ohrid Mitropoly.