Restoration work has been completed on the two ancient towers of Chot Mat and Binh Thanh in southern Tay Ninh province.

The 1 billion VND (47,000 USD) project includes land erosion protection, exterior and interior repainting and electricity installment. The fence and gate were repaired and a new road built to better serve visitors to Binh Thanh tower.

In 1993, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism invested over 2 billion VND (94,000 USD) to restore the Khmer structures and recognised them as architectural and artistic relic sites.

Archaeologists say that Chot Mat and Binh Thanh towers are two of the three remaining ancient towers in the southern region, which now serve as research and tourism sites in the locality.-VNA