Vice Chairwoman of Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyen Thi Ngoc Bich has asked France ’s Toulouse city to continue helping the capital in preserving historical monuments and urban planning.

She particularly mentioned the case of Duong Lam ancient village, the first of its kind in the northern region to be recognised as a national relic site, the preservation of which is facing various difficulties in the context of rapid urbanisation.

The Vice Chairwoman made the request while receiving a delegation from the French city in Hanoi on October 7. The guests are here to attend the Toulouse Cultural Week in Hanoi from October 4-9.

She noted that Hanoi is home to 5,000 historical monuments, including many world cultural heritage sites such as Thang Long Imperial Citadel and the Temple of Literature .

Therefore, the cooperation of foreign partners such as Toulouse city is very important for the city in preserving and promoting the values of historical monuments.

Toulouse Deputy Mayor Romain Cujives affirmed his city’s policy to maintain sustainable cooperative ties with Hanoi .

He took note of Hanoi ’s proposals and said his city will consider specific plans to help the capital city of Vietnam in the time ahead.-VNA