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PM launches Óc Eo-Ba Thê preservation for 2016-2020

Update: September, 22/2016 - 02:00
A project is underway to preserve the Óc Eo- Ba Thê archeological site in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta province of An Giang. — Photo sovhttdl.angiang.gov.vn
Viet Nam News

HCM CITY— The Prime Minister has approved a project to preserve the Óc Eo- Ba Thê archeological site in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta province of An Giang.

Funded by the provincial budget, the project will cost VNĐ6.74 billion (US$300,000) and will be carried out between 2016 and 2020.

The work will include upgrading infrastructure and completing a dossier to submit to UNESCO for recognition as a world heritage site.

In 2012, the site—with its millenia-old pottery, tools, and other remains—was recognised as a national cultural relic.

The Óc Eo Cultural Relic Management Board, in coordination with the Việt Nam Institute of Culture and Arts Studies, held a press meeting Monday to launch the book Di sản văn hóa Óc Eo- Ba Thê tỉnh An Giang (Óc Eo- Ba Thê Cultural Relic in An Giang Province).

The 780-page book is a collection of documents and research on the relic from foreign and domestic experts. —VNS

 

 

 

 

 

 

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