The central province of Quang Nam has taken measures to promote and preserve values of the world heritage sites of My Son Sanctuary and Hoi An ancient town.

The province continues to collaborate with relevant agencies, international organisations and scientists to study the Cham architecture in different aspects with a view to restoring the My Son Sanctuary in a scientific and concerted manner, Nguyen Chin, Vice Chairman of the Quang Nam People’s Committee said.

Meanwhile in Hoi An ancient town, the province will take appropriate policies for collective and individual owned relics, including the provision of timber for the restoration, Chin told the December 16 conference on preserving and promoting the two UNESCO cultural heritage sites after 15 years getting the world status.

Apart from building special policies on investment and procedures for its preservation works, the province will continue carrying out its international programmes to take advantage of investment and technologies in the effort, he added

Over the past 15 years, the two heritage sites have been invested 502 billion VND (24 million USD) for preservation works from different sources.

Earlier, the Prime Minister approved plans on preserving and promoting values of the My Son Sanctuary and Hoi An ancient town for the 2008-2020 and 2012-2025 periods, respectively.-VNA