Moldova: Young people from both banks of Nistru river take part in Tighina fortress restoration
November 3, 2022

Moldova: Young people from both banks of Nistru river take part in Tighina fortress restoration

Eight young people learned from experts what restoration and conservation practices are used internationally and had the rare opportunity to take part in some of the conservation work. The students took part in the restoration of the masonry using the same types of local building materials that were used to build the fortress. They also learned about the roof of the tower, which used wood that was attached to the stone wall with metal elements.

“The specialists show us all the drawings, they practically demonstrate various restoration procedures, so that in the future we could become restoration specialists and we could even participate in the restoration of other historical sites in Moldova, as there are other fortresses, manor houses or other valuable historical buildings that deserve attention,” said Alexander Subotin, a student at the Polytechnic College of Tighina (Bender). “It is important to pass on this knowledge to the younger generation, as this is the only way to save our historical cultural heritage.” 

The EU Confidence Building Measures Programme, implemented by UNDP Moldova, carries out the restoration and conservation of 12 cultural-historical sites on both banks of the Nistru river, including two major buildings: the Chişinău Circus and the Tighina (Bender) Fortress. The programme contributes to building trust between people on both sides of the Nistru river by involving them in joint development projects.

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