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WWII Hospital to be Restored by 2010, Says Minister

Cerkno, 13 June - Franja, a WWII hospital in a gorge near Cerkno which was almost completely destroyed in flash flooding in September, is undergoing extensive repair and restoration works. Culture Minister Vasko Simoniti was confident Friday that the hospital would open to visitors by 2010.

Pasice gorge
Culture Minister Vasko Simoniti visits the gorge where the WWII partisan hospital Franja was destroyed by flash flooding last year.
Photo: Marko Cencic/STA

Pasice gorge
Culture Minister Vasko Simoniti visits the gorge where the WWII partisan hospital Franja was destroyed by flash flooding last year.
Photo: Marko Cencic/STA

Pasice gorge
Culture Minister Vasko Simoniti visits the gorge where the WWII partisan hospital Franja was destroyed by flash flooding last year.
Photo: Marko Cencic/STA

Pasice gorge
Culture Minister Vasko Simoniti (centre) visits the gorge where the WWII partisan hospital Franja was destroyed by flash flooding last year.
Photo: Marko Cencic/STA

Pasice gorge
Restoration is underway in a secluded gorge that houses the WWII partisan hospital Franja.
Photo: Marko Cencic/STA

Pasice gorge
Restoration is underway in a secluded gorge where the WWII partisan hospital Franja was destroyed by flash flooding last year.
Photo: Marko Cencic/STA

Pasice gorge
Restoration is underway in a secluded gorge where the WWII partisan hospital Franja was destroyed by flash flooding last year.
Photo: Marko Cencic/STA

Pasice gorge
Restoration is underway in a secluded gorge that houses the WWII partisan hospital Franja.
Photo: Marko Cencic/STA

Pasice gorge
Culture Minister Vasko Simoniti visits the gorge where the WWII partisan hospital Franja was destroyed by flash flooding last year.
Photo: Marko Cencic/STA

Pasice gorge
Restoration is underway in a secluded gorge where the WWII partisan hospital Franja was destroyed by flash flooding last year.
Photo: Marko Cencic/STA

Pasice gorge
Restoration is underway in a secluded gorge where the WWII partisan hospital Franja was destroyed by flash flooding last year.
Photo: Marko Cencic/STA

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