Italy and Vietnam collaborate to preserve World Heritage Site

1 November 2007 (Thanh Nien News) – The Italian government makes a donation to help preserve the World Heritage Site of My Son.

Thanh Nien News, 1 Nov 2007

Italy helps preserve My Son relics
By Hua Xuyen Huynh

The Italian government has agreed to provide non-refundable aid of more than $435,000 to preserve the ancient Cham tower complex in My Son, the People’s Committee of Quang Nam Province said Wednesday.


It said the information was released by the chief representative of the Hanoi UNESCO office, Vibeke Jensen.

The funding has been allocated for the second phase of the project, due to be finished in 18 months, which will preserve the Group G towers of the world heritage site.

The provincial government has submitted a report for the Prime Minister to approve the restoration work and list it for official assistance.

The project also aims to increase the skills of experts and craftsmen in the local community, to preserve and upgrade important archaeological sites, create a foundation for the study and preservation of historical sites and heighten the cultural diversity in Vietnam and Southeast Asia.


Related Books:
Hindu-Buddhist Art Of Vietnam: Treasures From Champa by E. Guillon
– My Son Sanctuary by Nguyen Van Binh
The Art of Champa by J. Hubert

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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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