Promoting value of world heritage sites in Vietnam in post-COVID-19 period

Tuesday, 02/08/2022 15:06
The Cultural Heritage Department of UNESCO Office in Hanoi has coordinated with the Hoi An Centre for Cultural Heritage Management and Preservation to organize a workshop in mid-August in Hoi An province, the central province of Quang Nam, on preserving and promoting the value of world heritage sites in Vietnam in the post-COVID-19 period.
Hoi An ancient town (Source: 

The workshop aims to assess the management of world heritage sites in Vietnam and propose solutions to protect and promote the values of world cultural and natural heritage after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Measures to manage world cultural and natural heritage in Vietnam in accordance with the World Heritage Convention, and new trends worldwide in managing, conserving and promoting the world's cultural and natural heritage values will also be discussed.

Hoi An Old Town is located 30km south of Danang City, and 60km northeast of Tam Ky. Hoi An used to be an international trade center by sea on the east area in the 16th and 17th centuries. It was the busiest trading port in Dang Trong region of Vietnam during the reign of Nguyen as merchants f-rom Japan, China, Portugal, Spain, Holland...often stopped over to exchange and purchase commodities.

Hoi An was officially recognised as a world cultural heritage by UNESCO on December 4, 1999./.

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