An announcement from Hue Preservation Centre indicates that for the period from 1992 to 2012, over USD 7 million has been raised from individuals and organizations all over the world for various projects of conserving and restoring historical relics in Hue City.
A considerable number of donors were from Japan, including huge amount of investment of Japanese government. Toyota Foundation in Japan has contributed about USD100, 000 for over 10 researching projects which aid on preserving originality of the relics since 1993. Another example was an USD100, 000 from Japan’s Fund-in-Trust organization to revive Ngo Mon (or the Noon Gate).
Beside Japan, other organizations and individuals from Poland, the US, Germany, Korea and especially the neighbor Laos are also crucial donors for projects of protecting and restoring ancient Hue city. Not only historical relics are preserved, but intangible elite of the old capital is also invested to be protected, such as project funded by Japanese government to conserve Nha Nhac (royal court music).
was formerly capital of Nguyen Regime in 19th Century. Historical elite of this city is not only reflected through its ancient constructions such as the Imperial City or the King’s Tombs, but also through culture elements, such as Nha Nhac or royal dancing.