|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