The US State Department has committed over 30,000 USD in non-refundable aid to a project restoring the altars at Trieu To temple, a relic in the ancient Hue Imperial Citadel.

According to Chief of the provincial People’s Committee Office Hoang Ngoc Khanh, the aid, which was channelled through the US consulate in Ho Chi Minh City, will be used to compile a dossier on the relic in the form of statistics, photos and paintings, strengthen the temple’s wood frames and restore three altars as well as several parts that were trimmed with red lacquer in others altars.

The temple is dedicated to the first ancestors of the Nguyen Dynasty, Nguyen Kim and his wife. It is an important part of Hue Imperial Citadel, which was recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.-VNA