The term ‘Monitoring’ refers to the involvement of the collection and analysis of data for specific purposes and its evaluation. It has to include a process that involves data analysis, rather than providing raw data only. Monitoring is used to provide in depth insights into the state of the world heritage site or the effectiveness of the management system being run on the site.
When it comes to Hoi An Ancient Town’s monitoring system, it will involve a collaboration with various stakeholders to preserve the authenticity and integrity of the property and to monitor socio-economic activities alongside the property. To attain that, the capacity of professional staff has been and continues to be developed by many domestic and international training courses. Revenue from the tickets is directly devoted into the management, preservation and promotion of the property.
All of those is being kept up to date and reviewed as required by UNESCO to make sure that everything remains effective.