A ground-breaking ceremony for a 26.2 billion VNA project to restore and preserve the imperial tomb of King Tu Duc was held on in central Hue city on May 22.

According to the Nhan Dan (People) Online, the project will conserve and restore imperial relics including Du Khiem pier, the Xung Khiem floating pavilion and Khiem Cung Mon (Khiem Cung Gate), covering more than 204, 46 and 143 square metres, respectively.

King Tu Duc’s tomb, built in 1864, is a typical example of traditional Hue architecture and one of the most important sites in the ancient capital, which has been recognised by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) as a World Cultural Heritage Site.

The project, which is invested by the Hue Relics Project Management Board and constructed by the Central Monument Restoration joint stock company (Vinaremon), is scheduled to be completed within three years.-VNA