RoK supports Huong River planning scheme

The Republic of Korea has pledged a non-refundable official development assistance (ODA) aid package for the central province of Thua Thien-Hue to detail a planning scheme on the poetic Huong River.

The US$6 million project signed in Hue City on February 28 will be carried out within two and a half years by the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) after the success of a similar project for the city.

It aims to promote eco-friendly developments along the river and maximise local historical and cultural values in economic growth.

The Korean agency has helped Thua Thien- Hue province in economics, healthcare, cultural preservation and environmental protection.

Running through the city centre, 80 km long Huong (Perfume) River owes its name to its path through aromatic forests. The river, with its shimmering blue colour, is like a pearl in the sun. Dotted with rowing boats, the citadel, gardens, pagodas, towers and temples, the poetic landscape has long mesmerised travellers.

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