The story of Bolaghi Gorge and inundation of Sivand Dam is still far from over due to refusal of Iran’s Cultural Heritage and Tourism Organization (ICHTO) to make a formal announcement on the date of Sivand Dam inauguration. This issue evoked strong opposition from cultural heritage enthusiasts and NGOs who are concerned with the fate of the historic site of Bolaghi Gorge, demanding Iranian authorities prevent flooding of the Dam.
As one of my friends Said: We are responsible for the future and subsequent generations. It is our responsibility to preserve for our children and grandchildren what has been passed on to us by our ancestors. Can we rise to the occasion? Or will February once again add another shameful chapter to the history of Iran?