The Hue Monuments Conservation Centre launched a US-funded project to restore the altars at Trieu To temple, a relic in the ancient Hue imperial citadel, on January 15.

Addressing the ceremony, US Consul General Renna Bitter said the aid, which is part of the US State Department’s programme to help other countries in the world, is the first of its kind provided for central Hue city to preserve its culture.

Do Ky Man, one of the many skillful artisans in Thua Thien-Hue province, will join to strengthen the temple’s wooden frames and restore three altars.

The project is expected to be completed in October this year.

Trieu To temple, built in 1804, is dedicated to the first ancestors of the Nguyen Dynasty, Nguyen Kim and his wife. It is an important part of Hue Imperial Citadel, which is recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.-VNA