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Italy helps My Son World Heritage restoration

In Uncategorized on December 24, 2010 at 4:36 am

Findings on ancient Cham bricks and mortar have contributed to the restoration and conservation of My Son World Heritage.

          My Son Sanctuary (Photo: Vnexpresss)

At a press briefing held in Hanoi on Dec. 21, Italian Ambassador to Vietnam Enzo Angeloni said the result of the second phase of the “Safeguarding of My Son World Heritage” project was attributable to the joint efforts of the Vietnamese and Italian scientists as well as the assistance of the Italian Government and UNESCO representative office in Vietnam.

The Italian diplomat said Vietnam’s heritage conservation projects are on the priority list for the Italian Government’s development cooperation in Vietnam. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) and the Italian Government will continue assisting Vietnam to implement the third phase of the project.

The project, financed by Italy through UNESCO, was carried out with non-refundable aid of 642,000 USD in the first phase from 2003 to 2005 and 453,000 USD in the second phase from 2006-2010.

Under the project, Italian, UNESCO and Vietnamese experts have conducted research activities and materials analysis and tested building techniques as well as provided vocational training for officials and management officers of the archeological area of My Son.

At the event, Italy introduced a draft manual on the restoration of heritages based on experience gained during the implementation of the project. This publication, in English and Vietnamese, will soon be available at national and international level.

The archeological area of My Son is one of the most important relics in Vietnam and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999.

Source: SGGP

Tu Dam Pagoda restoration completed

In Uncategorized on March 31, 2010 at 2:17 pm

Tu Dam Pagoda restoration completed

QĐND – Wednesday, March 31, 2010, 21:2 (GMT+7)

The Thua Thien-Hue Buddhist Association on March 30 held a ceremony to mark the restoration of the Tu Dam Pagoda.

The restoration of one of the biggest pagodas in the central city of Hue cost 13 billion VND (685,000 USD) and took four years to complete.

The restoration work, beginning in July 2006, included restoration of the main sanctuary, the conference house, service hall and a monastery.

A new 27m high seven-storey tower was also built. Each storey has a Buddha statue.

Known was An Ton Pagoda when it was built in the late 17 th century, its name was changed in 1841.

Located in the city’s Truong An ward, it is now a major spiritual centre for Buddhists in the city and the central region.

Source: VNA

Source: QDND