A famous cultural relics site in Hoi An (Source: vnexpress.net)

The event drew the participation of more than 100 researchers, scientists, managers of monuments at home and abroad, and representatives of international organisations.

Participants listened to the report on the conservation and promotion of the heritage values of Hoi An for over 20 years of being recognised as a world cultural heritage.

They also discussed issues of management, conservation and promotion of Hoi An ancient city in the world over the past time.

According to Deputy Director of Hoi An Centre for Cultural Heritage Management and Preservation Pham Phu Ngoc, the city has restored 424 works, with a total of more than VND152 billion.

In 1999, the number of visitors to Hoi An was only nearly 100,000 visitors. So far, it welcomes 2.3 million visitors each year.

The preservation and promotion of heritage values in Hoi An not only contributes to promoting the development of local tourism economy but also is the main driving force to improve the material and spiritual life for local people./.

Compiled by BTA