New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) Spain's autonomous Andalucia region is to
assist Unesco in preserving the cultural heritage of the Hindu holy town
of Varanasi and to ensure the development of its urban areas on
scientific lines.

'Andalucia is famous for its Islamic heritage cities of Seville and
Granada and the collaboration is good way of bringing us together,' the
region's vice president, Gaspar Zarrias, told reporters here Friday.

'We will be providing technical assistance to Unesco to create an
electronic archive where all the information about Varanasi would be
collected and proceed ahead from there,' he added.