Poland has committed 840 million VND (roughly 40,000 USD) to fund a project to refurbish Mausoleum of King Tu Duc (1829-83) in the Hue royal heritage complex.

The aid, granted by Poland 's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and channeled through the Polish Embassy in Hanoi, will be used to restore a stone stele house at the mausoleum and provide training to local people in preservation.

The restoration project will be carried out until December at a total cost of more than 1 billion VND (50,000 USD), according to Nguyen Van Cao, Chairman of the Thua Thien-Hue Provincial People's Committee.

King Tu Duc's mausoleum, built in 1864, is a typical example of traditional Hue architecture and one of the most important sites in the royal relics complex, which has been recognised by UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage site.

Since 1993, the international community has granted nearly 6 million USD to help preserve intangible and tangible cultural heritage in Vietnam. Poland is one of the first countries providing aid.-VNA