Some 1,500 national relic sites will be restored and repaired in the next three years, according to a national target programme approved by the Prime Minister.

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung lent his backing to the scheme earlier this week, which will focus resources on 300 important cultural sites during the 2012-15 period.

A total of 500 projects preserving intangible cultural heritage will also be implemented during this time./.