via Nhan Dan, 24 March 2020: 19th century fort in the central Vietnamese city of Da Nang to be restored.
A fund of VND84 billion (US$3.6 million) has been reserved for the conservation of the ruined Dien Hai Citadel in the central city of Da Nang in 2020.
The city’s Culture and Sports department said the fund will be used to restore the original gates in the west and east, the flag platform and 11 cannons, among other items.
An underground exhibition room will be built covering 453 sq.m, displaying exhibits and artefacts related to the old citadel.
The Dien Hai citadel, which was first constructed as a military outpost in the 12th year of King Gia Long’s reign (1813), was first restored in 2018 – one year after it was recognised as a National Special Relic.