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Five million USD upgrade for ancient Vinh citadel moat

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The citadel was built in the shape of a turtle in 1804 using traditional eastern design (Photo: nhandan.com.vn)

Hanoi (VNA) - The north-central city of Vinh has approved upgrades to the moat around the ancient Vinh citadel at a cost of 111 billion VND (around 5 million USD).

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.-VNA
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