More than 330 representatives from 32 cities in the world are gathering in Hue City to discuss the ways to protect and promote cultural heritages of historical cities.
The discussion is under the 13 th World Conference of Historical Cities hosted by Hue City, Vietnam. This is the first time a city in Southeast Asia has hosted such event.
During the two-day conference, themed “Defining Universal Heritage Challenges and Solutions”, participants exchanged and learn solutions in order to minimise negative impacts and balance community interests.
Besides, participants have also taken part in three forums, namely “Active acknowledgment of youth in promoting traditional heritage values”, “Industrial heritage challenges and solutions” and “Policies and actions on heritages for better management”.
“This is a good opportunity for Hue to learn experiences from other historical cities and to collect an international voice on the model of managing Hue City in the future, when it becomes the heart of cities affiliated directly to the central government, said Mr. Phan Trong Vinh, Hue City People’s Committee Chairman.
The World Conference of Historical Cities was initiated in 1987 with the first one organised in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. This conference is held every two years under main topic of “Protection and Development of Historical Cities”. At present, the League of Historical Cities has 92 members.
Translated by Mai Huong