The oldest gate in the city of Hanoi, the O Quan Chong built in 1749, is to receive a long-overdue restoration with the help of a hefty grant from the United States.
US helps preserve Hanoiâ€™s Ancient Gate
Nhan Dan, 03 June 2009
US Ambassador to Vietnam Michael Michalak today announced a grant for US$74,500, the largest amount ever given to Vietnam from the Ambassadorâ€™s Fund for Cultural Preservation award to preserve O Quan Chuong Gate, Hanoiâ€™s last remaining ancient city gate.
Addressing the signing ceremony held this morning in Hanoi, US Ambassador Michael Michalak said that â€œwe are proud to provide the fund for the restoration and preservation of a stunning but crumbling structure, the O Quan Chuong Gate. Today, O Quan Chuong is not only a landmark of the ancient city of Thang Long, but a symbol of the spirit and resilience of the people of Hanoi.â€