HÀ NỘI — The north-central city of Vinh has approved upgrades to the moat around the ancient Vinh citadel at a cost of VNĐ111 billion (around US$5 million).
The task requires moving out 100 households, dredging the old moat, building a wall along the bank, and building a drainage system and two new moats inside and outside the 6,475ha citadel.
The citadel was built in the shape of a turtle in 1804 using traditional eastern design. It was surrounded by a large moat eight metres wide and deep.
Once the work is finished, the citadel will become a historical and public space for local residents to relax and exercise.— VNS