The news was announced by US Embassy Counselor for Public Affairs, Terry J. White at a ceremony at the Cam Gia communal house on August 12.
The grant, channelled through the US Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP), will aid the preservation and restoration of the architectural structure of the Cam Gia communal house, to counter the effects of severe degradation.
The communal house, built in 1811, was recognised as ‘national historical, cultural vestige’ in 1996. It possesses carved arrays typically present in the transitional period between architectural styles from the late Le dynasty (1428-1789) to the Nguyen dynasty (1802-1945).
The AFCP was established by the US Department of State in 2001 to help less-developed countries preserve cultural heritage and to demonstrate US respect for other cultures.
Since then, the AFCP has supported more than 800 cultural preservation projects worldwide, totalling US$ 46 million (including 13 projects in Vietnam).