ŽELIEZOVCE November 10, 2020 – The roof and northeast wing of the Castle in Želiezovce will be restored. According to the Ministry of Investment, Regional Development and Informatics of the Slovak Republic, the city of Želiezovce will receive a subsidy from the EEA and Norway grant scheme in the amount of EUR 736,946 for this renewal.
The restoration of the Želiezov manor house should restore its original appearance using the original reconstruction procedures and additional modern restoration technologies. “The reconstruction will enable the creation of a residential art and cultural center and the organization of cultural and educational events in the renovated premises,” the ministry added.
Three other projects also received a subsidy – restoration of part of the Baroque manor house of the Motešický family in Ladce, revitalization and reconstruction of the Draškovič manor house from the 17th century in the village of Čachtice and reconstruction and revitalization of the town hall building in Levoča.
“I am pleased to be able to support the restoration and reconstruction of four other valuable sites from the EEA Grant Mechanism. This report is all the more important because it comes at a time when we are facing major challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic. “This also applies to the protection of our national cultural heritage, which often takes the time to save. If effective aid did not come in time, the damage to the monuments could be irreparable,” said Deputy Prime Minister Veronika Remišová.
The EEA and Norway grants are a financing scheme through which Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein, as non-EU countries, provide financial contributions to those countries of the Union whose per capita gross domestic product is less than 90% of the average. On the other hand, these contributing states allow the free movement of goods, capital, services and people within all EU member states.
source: Ministry of Investment, Regional Development and Informatization of the Slovak Republic, photo: zeliezovce.sk