The UNESCO recognition of the Thang Long Imperial Citadel as a world cultural heritage was the pride of the entire nation and people, said Pham Sanh Chau, General Secretary of the Vietnam National UNESCO Committee.
Chau made the affirmation while answering readers during an online exchange at the government web portal at http://www.chinhphu.vn on Aug. 11.
He informed people of efforts by scientists, experts and relevant agencies as well as international organisations in submitting file to the UNESCO for recognition.
Also at the online exchange, Prof. Phan Huy Le, President of the Vietnam Historical Science Association and Associate Prof. Tong Trung Tin, Director of the Arch geological Institute, spoke about the great value of the site and three outstanding criteria thanks to which the citadel was recognized as a world cultural heritage, namely its long-lasting cultural history, the continuity of the citadel as a power center and the variety of relics it contains.
Deputy Chairwoman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Ngo Thanh Hang and other officials at the online event talked about the tasks and plans to preserve, manage and develop the central sector of the imperial citadel.
She emphasized Hanoi ’s commitment to preserve and develop values of world cultural heritages.
The central sector of the Thang Long Imperial Citadel was recognized as a world cultural heritage at the 34th session of UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee in Brazil on July 31.