Conservation director talks about Ha Noi citadel and World Heritage

Viet Nam News talks about the impending submission of the Thang Long citadel in Ha Noi to UNESCO for inscription as a world heritage site.

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Viet Nam News, 14 August 2008

Can you tell us about the heritage application of the Thang Long-Ha Noi royal relic which will be passed on to UNESCO in September?

On July 31, Ha Noi People’s Committee asked the Ministry of Culture, Information and Tourism and the National Culture Heritage Committee make a final assessment on the documents before sending them to UNESCO at the end of September.

For the last two years, the Conservation Centre for Co Loa and Ha Noi citadels has received guidance and consultancy from the municipal People’s Committee, relevant ministries, agencies and experts. Therefore, the documents have been completed following UNESCO’s regulations.

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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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