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Historic Hoi An houses at risk of collapse

Tourists visit an historic house in Hoi An Town in Quang Nam Province. Many old cultural relics need urgent restoration. — VNS Photo Doan Tung

QUANG NAM — A shortage of funds is hampering the restoration of many of Hoi An’s oldest houses, some of which are facing collapse.

Nguyen Duc Minh, deputy director of the Hoi An Cultural Heritage Preservation and Management Centre, said 103 out of nearly 1,400 cultural relics, including old houses in the town, needed urgent restoration.

According to a recent survey by the centre, as many as 38 cultural relics would collapse if they suffered further storm damage, while another 65 were at risk of flooding.

According to the municipal People’s Committee, there are 28 nationally recognised cultural relics in the town, 34 in Quang Nam Province and about 1,300 others recognised locally as historically important.

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