The workshop was organized by the Culture Department of Japan Cultural Agency, JICA organization, Nu Chieu Hoa University and Hoi An Cultural Heritage Conservation Center. Representatives of Duong Lam village (Ha Noi), Phuoc Tich village (Thua Thien Hue), Dong Hoa Hiep village (Tien Giang), Thanh Ha pottery village (Hoi An) attended and discussed issues ralating to preserving and promoting acient villages.
Viet Nam now has more than 40 thousands monuments, of which 3,300 have been regconized as national, special monuments. 25 have been recognized by UNESCO (Cultural and natural heritage: 08, Intangible Cultural Heritage representing humanity and intangible cultural heritage requiring urgent protection: 11, Di material production: 6).
Deputy Director of Hoi An Cultural Heritage Conservation Center Pham Ngoc Phuc said that many relics has been preserved and promoted with the State's and people effort. However, the conservation and promotion of monuments are still inadequate, need to be improved in conservation conservation theory, regulatory documents, mechanisms, policies, awareness raising for people. Therefore, the current ancient Vietnam towns and villages is facing many difficulties with difficulties.
At the workshop, a number of issues were addressed such as pressure of urbanization, increased population density, lack of investment capital, scarce materials restoration and so on.