The Press Centre for the Hue Festival 2014 was opened in Thua Thien-Hue province on February 20 to assist both domestic and foreign reporters during the biennial event.
The centre is equipped with computers, high-speed internet connections and cable systems for radio and television broadcasts, all of which will be available free of charge to reporters covering the event.
According to Duong Tuan Anh, Director of Vietnam Post and Telecommunication Group (VNPT) in Thua Thien-Hue, VNPT sponsors the Festival’s telecommunications and information technology services with total funding of VND2 billion.
Themed “Cultural heritage with integration and development”, Festival Hue 2014 will take place from April 12-20.
The festival, which brings together former imperial capitals of Vietnam and other countries, will be a special cultural activity and part of the East Asia-Latin America Culture Exchange initiated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA).
During the festival, a meeting of the ASEAN Ministers Responsible for Culture and Arts (AMCA) and the AMCA Plus Three Meeting will also be held in the city.
In addition, visitors will have the opportunity to attend a wide range of activities including exhibitions, kite flying performance, art performances, workshops, and international trade and tourism fairs.
So far 17 central and local press agencies have registered to sponsor information coverage at Hue Festival 2014.