Detailed project for conserving, restoring and promoting the values of Thang Long Imperial Citadel (05:26 21/04/2016)
The project comprises three parts: a planning schedule, a plan for conservation, and a regulation on the management of investment and construction. It aims to build a community cultural space with harmonious landscapes and architecture, as well as ensure technical infrastructure of the overall area of Ba Dinh political centre.
The implementation of the project has important significance, contributing to promoting the unique cultural, historical, artistic, urban archeological values of the nation as well as raising public awareness of preserving heritage in the country.
Vice Chairman of the Ha Noi People's Committee Ngo Van Quy delivers a speech at the ceremony, Ha Noi, April 19.
Addressing the ceremony, Vice Chairman Quy stressed that the project meets the expectations of people of all strata in the country and overseas Vietnamese and concretizes the Ha Noi Capital Construction Master Plan for 2030 with a Vision to 2050.
He asked relevant units to focus on renovating, restoring monuments; embellishing the technical infrastructure, landscapes; promoting the value of the relics in service of research studies as well as education and tourism services.
The Thang Long Imperial Citadel was built in the 11th century by the Ly Viet Dynasty, marking the independence of the Dai Viet. It was the centre of regional political power for almost 13 centuries without interruption.
Situated at the heart of Ha Noi, the Central Sector of the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long is an outstanding place of interest not only for the capital city but also for the country as a whole. It is one of the ten special national heritage sites proclaimed by the Prime Minister in 2009 and was inscribed on the World Heritage List by UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee in 2010. Its Outstanding Universal Values are reflected in its historical longevity, its continuous role as a seat of power, and its multiple cultural layers.