During the annual lighting of the Christmas tree in Plaza Catedral, President Juan Carlos Varela made the announcement that the government will proceed with the restoration of the Metropolitan Cathedral in Casco Viejo.

The restoration will cost approximately $12.1 million and will include work on the interior and exterior and the restoration of floors and ceilings, facades, bell towers and other sections.

Ricardo Gago, president of the Churches of Casco Antiguo Organization, announced that this December 7, preliminary work will begin with work officially starting in February 2016. The restoration is expected to take two years.


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