The central province of Thua Thien Hue has approved the largest-ever restoration project of Hue imperial citadel costing $61.4 million.
According to investors, the Hue people’s committee and the Hue Ancient Capital Relics Preservation Center, the project is to be completed within 4 years, from the end of this year to 2015; and the $61.4 millions fund is reserved for both the restoration project and the relocation of 876 families living along the site’s wall.
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has instructed officials to do their best to preserve the water system and restore rock embankment and pavement along the citadel’s wall using traditional methods.
Hue Imperial Citadel was the central government headquarter and home to royalties of Nguyen dynasty, the last Vietnamese dynasty that lasted for 140 years (1805- 1945). The citadel is one of many relics belonging to Hue Ancient Capital, which has been recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO since 1993.