Hanoi works to conserve Co Loa historical site

NDO/VNA - Hanoi will spend VND60 billion (US$2.6 million) on preserving and promoting the value of the Co Loa historical site in Dong Anh district during the 2018-2020 period after the site is reported to be encroached seriously.


The project will cover an area of 860.4ha, including the centre of the Co Loa Citadel and subordinate constructions at Co Loa, Duc Tu, Viet Hung and Uy No communes in the district.

Under the project, the Thang Long – Hanoi Heritage Conservation Centre will serve as a focal agency that monitors the implementation of the plan in accordance with current regulations of the State and the city.

The centre is tasked with coordinating with relevant agencies to research and implement archaeological excavations; collecting and displaying materials related to the relic site.

It will collaborate with the local departments of tourism, culture, and education to implement the project.

Accordingly, an exhibition centre will highlight the value and history of the site. More tours and visitor programmes will be established.

Co Loa Citadel was built more than 2,000 years ago during the reign of King An Duong Vuong about 20km to the north of today’s Hanoi.

According to folklore, An Duong Vuong founded the ancient Vietnamese state of Au Lac and chose Co Loa as its capital city.