Japan supports Quang Nam to restore Chua Cau


(QNO) - An agreement on supporting the restoration of Chua Cau (Japanese Covered  Bridge) was signed on March 26 by the Hoi An city People’s Committee (Quang Nam province) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

Signing ceremony
Signing ceremony

JICA’s Chief Representative in Vietnam Shimizu Akira, Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism Hoang Dao Cuong, Vice Chairman of the Quang Nam provincial People’s Committee Tran Van Tan took part in the event.

Under the agreement, JICA will support Hoi An to restore Chua Cau. 

Vice Chairman Tan at the event
Vice Chairman Tan at the event

Speaking at the signing ceremony, Vice Chairman Tan said Chua Cau, a typical cultural heritage of Hoi An, is a symbol of the long-standing friendship between Vietnam and Japan.

The procedures should be finished soon so that Japanese experts can start the restoration by mid-2022.

According to Chief Representative of JICA in Vietnam Shimizu Akira, 2023 will be the 50th anniversary of the diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Japan.

Hopefully, the restoration of Chua Cau will be completed then, attracting more visitors, and cementing the friendship between the two countries.

Chua Cau (Japanese Covered Bridge) in Hoi An city 

Before Hoi An was recognized a UNESCO world cultural heritage in 1999, JICA had sent 5 experts to support Hoi An with the conservation and restoration of traditional architectural works.

Since 2003, there have been 11 JICA’s volunteers working at the Hoi An Center for Cultural Heritage Conservation and Management.


National heritage of Japanese Covered Bridge under repair


(QNO) - The project on preservation and restoration of Japanese Covered Bridge (Chua Cau) has been approved by the Quang Nam provincial People’s Committee.