Japan helps restore Hue royal structures

Can Chanh Palace in Hue will be restored by 2015 at a cost of US$10 million funded by Japan's offcicial development assistance, according to a seminar held in the imperial city on August 13.

A filed photo of Can Chanh Palace

The palace, in the Imperial Enclosure complex which was recognized as a world heritage site in 1993, was built in 1804. It was the administrative seat of the Nguyen Kings and was totally damaged in 1947 during the war.

The seminar, attended by more than 100 delegates, also announced the outcome of a program for conservation, research, and training between the Hue Relic Preservation Center and Waseda University's UNESCO World Heritage Institut in the 1998-2008 period and plans for an upcoming project on preservation of cultural heritages.

By P.Le – Translated by Kim Khanh

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