Vietnam will display 18 traditional trong dong (bronze drums) at its embassies all over the world, local news website VnExpress reported Tuesday.
It is part of a project to make 37 drums announced Monday in Hanoi.
The project will officially be launched this Sunday, in the central province of Thanh Hoa, which is well-known for its drum craftsmen, the news source said.
The first drums will be delivered to the Hung Temple (a holy site dedicated to the founders of Vietnam in the Northern Province of Phu Tho) and President Ho Chi Minh's Vestige Site in Hanoi by April 5.
Others will be sent to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs by August 28 for its 66th anniversary before being brought overseas.
VnExpress quoted Dr. Nguyen Thi Minh Thai as saying that the project will help Vietnam bring its cultural symbols closer to other countries.
Bronze drums are revered as national treasures in Vietnam and are worshipped as a deity in Thanh Hoa.
The project was primarily funded by Kinh Do Investment and Communications Company, as well as AMC Investment and Development Joint-stock Company.
The drums will also be built using funds contributed by different organizations and individuals.