ALGIERS- The Office for the Management and Exploitation of Cultural Goods (Ogebc) expressed willingness to optimally
exploit archaeological sites and museums within the framework of “the new economic policy adopted by the President of the Republic” , said Abdelkader Dahdouh, director general, announcing new specifications for the investment of private operators in reception and service infrastructure.
In an interview with APS, Abdelkader Dahdouh explained that Ogebc is working to find “alternative economic solutions” within the framework of the policy adopted by the President of the Republic by adopting new mechanisms for operating the sites of the heritage.
He also announced the elaboration of new specifications for the “rental of office structures in several archaeological sites such as; Tipasa, which includes a project for an interpretation center and new commercial structures”.
This new operating vision also includes the creation of virtual museums and three-dimensional reconstructions of remains.
Since the closure of museums and archaeological sites last March, as part of the fight against the spread of the coronavirus, Ogebc has set up a program of virtual guided tours of the sites under supervision, posted on social networks, and development and cleaning operations to prepare the reception of visitors after the lifting of prevention measures in sites such as Djemila, Timgad, Hippone (Annaba), Tipasa Ténès and Cherchell, Abdelkader Dahdouh recalled.