Cuba to renovate Chinatown for Havana's 500th anniversary

Last update: 12/01/2019
HAVANA, Jan 12 (Bernama) -- Renovating Chinatown is one of the priorities in the program to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the founding of Havana, which will be held in November, local media reported Friday.

In commemoration of the anniversary, authorities organised a general restoration program, which includes refurbishing the popular area built by Asian workers, China's Xinhua News Agency reported.

The buildings in Chinatown, many of which date back to the founding era and are of great heritage value, show certain signs of deterioration, the daily Juventud Rebelde said.

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