THUA THIEN - HUE — The provincial authority of Thua Thien - Hue has approved investments of over VND265 billion (US$12.7 million) for projects to dredge and beautify two tributaries of the Huong (Perfume) River in the ancient city of Hue.
The first project will revive the 1.5km long Lap Tributary which links the famed Huong River with the Ke Van Canal as it flows through the Kim Long Village.
With an investment of VND99.2 billion ($4.75 million), the project will dredge the bed of the currently-blocked tributary, build embankments and roads, and plant trees along its banks.
An investment of VND166 billion ($7.95 million) will be made to renovate the 2.5km long Ke Van Canal, which was dug centuries ago as part of an outside canal network to protect the Royal Citadel of Hue.
This project will dredge the canal bed, build roads and install lighting systems.
Work on these two projects, scheduled for completion by March 2016, aims to facilitate waterway transport, curb flooding and help develop river tourism in the ancient city, city authorities said. — VNS