Villagers scorn heritage status

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Five years after the Duong Lam Village in Ha Tay Province was awarded with a heritage status, the locals are finding it hard to get permits to construct modern facilities or larger houses and want the status revoked. Stories like these raise issues that while heritage preservation and the preservation of monuments is important, there are sometimes real and undesirable effects to those who live in such heritage sites and that the interests of both must be addressed.

Duong Lam Village, Vietnam Net Bridge 20110109

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Vietnam Net Bridge, 09 January 2011
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