At the meeting between officials of Hanoi Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism and Warsaw City Council  (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Hanoi’s cultural officials learnt experience from Poland’s capital city of Warsaw in the preservation of historical relics and cultural heritages during a meeting with a delegation from the Warsaw City Council in Hanoi on March 29.

Hanoi currently has nearly 6,000 historical and cultural relic sites and about 2,000 intangible heritages, some of them were recognised by UNESCO as world heritages.

Leadersof the municipal Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism told the guests that Hanoi has faced some difficulties in preserving relic sites, including the serious degradation of relics due to time and weather, out-dated preservation methodsand technologies as well as limited human resources.

Ewa Masny-Askanas, Vice Chairwoman of the Warsaw City Council said that after the second World War, Warsaw’s relics were destroyed almost completely and re-constructed.

Therefore, the city’s relic sites are mostly 40-60 years old, but many of them have been recognised as world heritage sites, she said.

She added that in her country, the sites are managed by both the State and private sector, but the restoration and repair must be allowed by the State, while the installation of advertisement boards at the sites is banned.

She also said that Warsaw also meets financial problems in the conservation of the relics.

Meanwhile, To Van Dong, Director of the municipal Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, asked for cooperation and experience from the Warsaw delegation in the preservation of relics.

Hanoi wants Warsaw to send experts to help the city in personnel training for the work.-VNA