Aug 1, 2010

Japan financially helps to preserve Thăng Long–Hà Nội cultural heritage site

VGP - UNESCO and the Hà Nội People’s Committee on Wednesday in Hà Nội signed the project “Preserving the cultural heritage site of Thăng Long-Hà Nội,” under which a Japanese trust fund will offer over US $1.1 million.

Vestiges of the imperial citadel of Thăng Long–Hà Nội
The project is expected to help preserve the imperial citadel of Thăng Long and foster the sustainable development of the community.

At the signing ceremony, Hà Nội’s Vice Chairwoman Ngô Thị Thanh Hằng said that vestiges lying deep in the ground of the imperial citadel contain priceless historical and cultural values, proving the continual development of the Thăng Long Capital as well as the history of national construction and defense of Việt Nam.

She highly appreciated the UNESCO’s assistance in mobilizing funds of the Japanese Government and committed to effective implementation of the project.

The project is of importance because the city is preparing for its 1,000th anniversary and campaigning for the recognition of the central part of the imperial citadel as a world heritage site.

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