Experts and officials are working on a major scheme to introduce Vietnam ’s 40,000 historic vestiges, including 3,000 national relic sites, to the public through a variety of means of communications.

Information of those destinations of interest will be put into maps, brochures, pictorial books, CDs, and VCDs, posted on the Internet and broadcasted in some television programmes.

This is the main goal of a project called “a map of Vietnamese vestiges”, which is being jointly carried out by the Institute for Preservation of Vietnamese Vestiges, the Centre in Support of Talent Development and concerned agencies.

The co-producers plan to launch a collection of pictorial books featuring 3,000 national vestiges in Vietnamese and English languages in August.

Later in October, they will make public maps on pagodas in Hanoi and launch a writing contest on the land of Thang Long-Hanoi.

Publications of the first phase of the project are expected to be available in September 2010 to herald the 1,000 th anniversary of Thang Long. The remainder will hit the market in late 2015./.