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Petra’s Treasury lights up in orange and blue on World Cancer Day

By JT - Feb 04,2018 - Last updated at Feb 04,2018

The Treasury in Petra on Sunday was lit up in orange and blue to mark World Cancer Day (Photo courtesy of PDTRA)

AMMAN —  The Treasury in Petra on Sunday was lit up in orange and blue to mark World Cancer Day. 

The event, held under the patronage of HH Princess Dina, president-elect of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), was organised by the Petra Development and Tourism Region Authority (PDTRA) in cooperation with the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, according to a PDTRA statement.

Princess Dina noted that countries all over the world are illuminating their most famous monuments in orange and blue, stressing that Jordan is at the forefront of this initiative. 

“Having our ancient city of Petra, one of the seven wonders of the world, crowning this list is very fitting. As Petra, the City of ‘Challenge and defiance’ that withstood the test of time, the natural elements and manmade exploitations, still stands tall to this day, this time adorned in the colours orange and blue, to send a message of determination and hope to every cancer patient all over the world,” she added. 

Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Lina Annab said: “Jordan joining this campaign through the lighting up of the Treasury in Petra, is very much in line with the Kingdom’s achievements in the fight against cancer, as well as our efforts in promoting tourism at the same time, as this campaign will be promoted globally on social media.”

Falah Al Omoush, who is the head of the PDTRA Council, stated that Petra has joined many humanitarian campaigns in the past including Autism Day, Fighting Violence Against Women Day and World Tourism Day.  


World Cancer Day, which is marked globally on February 4, is organised by the UICC, the leading global organisation fighting cancer.

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