Under the theme ‘Connecting World Heritage’, a diversity of activities highlighting the nation’s cultural values and its eight world cultural heritage sites are in the works.
Speaking at the conference, Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Hoang Tuan Anh spoke highly of the efforts of Thanh Hoa province and other provinces in preparation for next year’s National Tourism Year.
He emphasised the need to raise funds to support the event from the public and private sectors and called for integration of local and international cultural and sports programmes at the event.
In addition, there should be exhibitions to display the country’s unique cultural and historical products, he said.
He called for greater efforts to publicise the event, upgrade accomodations, historic relics and ask relevant localities to finalise art programmes for the opening ceremony.