|The My Son Temple Complex in Quang Nam Province was recognised as a world heritage site in 1999. — Photo vietnamtourism.org.vn
QUANG NAM (VNS) — A project on restoration and preservation of heritage sites in Quang Nam is being implemented, Vice-Director of Quang Nam's Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism Ho Xuan Tinh said.
The project involves the setting up of a vocational training centre.
The initiative aims to increase management and competency in preserving cultural and relic sites in the central province. It could also increase the value of local cultural heritage spots.
The project is being launched as part of co-operation between the relevant agencies of the department and Quang Nam Vocational School.
Accordingly, the project will receive a total investment of nearly VND27 billion (US$1.3 million), 70 per cent of which will be funded by the Italian government and the rest by the Polytechnic University of Milan (Polimi) and the local budget.
Under the project (2015-2018), the Quang Nam Vocational College School will co-operate with the management board of My Son Relic and Tourism Department to launch six-month courses on both theory and practice, which will be taught by experts from the Polytechnic University of Milan.
The 120 trainees will be university graduates, young officials and lecturers working in the province and nearby provinces, who are concerned about heritage preservation.
After finishing the courses, about 10 or 12 outstanding trainees will continue to be trained as experts in methods of restoration and preservation of heritage.
There are about 60 national and 300 provincial heritage sites in Quang Nam Province. In addition to receiving financial support from governments and international organisations, the province has set up its own projects to restore heritage sites after the national programme on restoring heritage sites ends at the end of this year.
The provincial administrators have just approved an investment of VND80 billion ($3.8 million) for a project to restore national and provincial heritage sites in the 2016-2020 period. — VNS