A corner of oi An ancient town (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – A ceremony was held in Hanoi on March 23 to mark the 20th death anniversary of Polish architect Kazimierz Kwiatkowski, who made great contributions to preserving and restoring Vietnam’s cultural heritages.

Addressing the event, Polish Ambassador to Vietnam Barbara Szymanowska said the architect made Poland involved in Vietnam’s heritage conservation efforts.

According to the diplomat, between 1980 and 1997, Kazimierz Kwiatkowsk and his colleagues worked to embellish and conserve Hoi An ancient town and My Son Sanctuary in the central province of Quang Nam province, and the Complex of Hue Monuments in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue.

Nguyen The Hung, General Director of the Department of Cultural Heritage under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism said the Polish architect contributed to tightening the Vietnam- Poland relations, especially in relic conservation.

At the event, the book “Kazimierz Kwiatkowski (1944-1997) – Memory of a special man” by Polish writer Jacek Matuszak was introduced to participants, highlighting the architect’s dedication to the close relations between the two countries.-VNA