Due attention will be paid to preventing severe run-down conditions of historical and cultural relics, he noted.

The solutions include anti-flooding in the ancient quarter; erosion and landslide prevention; street beautification; conservation of ancient relics and intangible cultural values; and planning urban areas within the heritage zone and craft village development; and resources for conservation.

A view of Hoi An ancient city

The measures will be implemented synchronously in an attempt to conserve Hoi An ancient town and protect its global outstanding values as well existing architectures and scenery, Ngoc underlined.

He added that after Hoi An was recognized as a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1999, the center has funded more than VND 152 billion (USD 6.53 million) to repair and protect run-down relics.

In addition to funding from the State and international organizations, the conservation expense was sourced from ticket sales, which hit about VND 300 billion in 2019. However, this year’s revenue may sharply decrease due to impact of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Hoi An city is currently home to 1,432 relics, of which nearly 1,360 need protection.

Source: VNA