A training course to improve the management of Hue ’s relic sites through the application of a geographic information system (GIS) started in Hue city, central Thua Thien-Hue province on June 10.

The course is jointly organised by the Hue Relics Preservation Centre and the Urban Solution consulting company of the NUFFIC – the Netherlands Organisation for International Cooperation in Higher Education.

It aims to enhance the skills needed to analyse databases concerning Hue ’s cultural heritages and establish a GIS for several heritage sites in order to make plans to preserve selected heritage sites and suitable development strategies for the Hue ancient capital.

Phan Thanh Hai, Director of the Hue Relics Preservation Centre, said the centre will implement the management of Hue ’s relic sites through GIS technology on a large scale in order to satisfy UNESCO’s requirements.

About 1,500 trees in the Hue Royal Palace have been managed by GIS technology, he said, adding that t he technology helps the city manage its plant system, define the density of flora on each street and make plans to prune the plants in the rainy season.

Hue was the capital of Vietnam between 1802 and 1954, under the reign of 13 Nguyen Kings.-VNA