Archaeological Site to Be Upgraded

The Ministry of Culture and Information has approved a VND2-billion project sponsored by the National Cultural Goals Program to protect Cat Tien archaeological site in the Central Highlands’ province of Lam Dong.

An archaeological site being excavated in Cat Tien District of Lam Dong Province (Photo: VietnamNet)
Starting in April, large roofs will be built over ten excavated ruins along the upper Dong Nai River and in Quang Ngai and Phu My districts.
 
Their designs will match the common style of the Central Highlands’ southernmost region. Besides their protective role, they will hopefully draw more tourists to Cat Tien.
 
Still on the same subject, the Vietnamese government is applying to UNESCO to give world heritage status to Cat Tien.
 
Recently, the ministry announced it would spend VND137 billion from 2007 to 2009 on the most important 100 hectares of Cat Tien.
 

Source: Tuoi Tre – Translated by Thuy Hang

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