Restoration of Bia Quoc Hoc undergoing in Hue hinh anh 1An Ao dai show at the Bia Quoc Hoc monument (Source: VNA)

Thua Thien – Hue (VNA) – A 700-million-VND project to restore the century-old Bia Quoc Hoc (Quoc Hoc Monument) is under way in the central province of Thua Thien – Hue, which is scheduled for completion by January, 2017.

The monument, in front of the Quoc Hoc Hue High School in Hue city, was inaugurated on September 18, 1920 under the colonial regime of the French.

It is a renowned architectural and cultural work in the city. The space in front of the monument is the venue for many cultural events including activities during the annual Hue festival and the biennial Hue traditional craft festival.

The monument has suffered from degradation and serious damage over the years.-VNA