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Vietnam to restore Hanoi ancient citadel ruins

September 9, 2007

by Frank Zeller

HANOI (AFP) – Vietnam plans to restore the ruins of an ancient imperial city in central Hanoi dating back to the seventh century with help from Japan and the UN cultural organisation, heritage officials say.

Work is expected to start next year to preserve the old citadel ahead of the capital’s 1,000th birthday in 2010 and would strengthen Hanoi’s chances of having its historic cultural heart declared a World Heritage site in future.

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