The Director of UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre, Kishore Rao, has highlighted the efforts made by Hanoi to preserve the ancient royal citadel of Thang Long.

After inspecting the Thang Long Citadel in Hanoi on September 13, Rao said he was delighted to return to the citadel and impressed at the amount of work that the Centre for the Preservation of Thang Long-Hanoi Cultural Heritage has completed since the site was officially recognised as a World Heritage site in 2010.

As part of a project funded by Japan from 2010-2012, the centre held a number of seminars to assess the archaeological work that needs to be done at the citadel and completed its management strategy, including an action plan for the period 2012-2015.

The centre will continue to carry out the commitments the Government made to the International Council for Monuments and Sites on Thang Long Citadel and will carry on with research and training cadres in the field.-VNA