Officially opening Visit Viet Nam Year 2016 – Phu Quoc – Mekong Delta
(TITC) – On the evening of 10 April 2016, in Duong Dong Town, Phu Quoc District, Kien Giang Province, the opening ceremony of
Visit Vietnam Year 2016 – Phu Quoc – Mekong Delta with the theme “Exploring the Southern Land” was held
The ceremony has the presence of Mr. Vu Duc Dam – Deputy Prime Minister; Mr. Hoang Tuan Anh – Former Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Head of Steering Committee of Visit Viet Nam Year 2016 – Phu Quoc – Mekong Delta; Ms. Dang Thi Bich Lien – Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism and representatives of ministries and central agencies; representatives of Kien Giang Province and provinces/city in Mekong Delta; tourism ministers and delegations of Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, representatives of embassies, consulates and international organizations in Viet Nam; press agencies and numerous local people, domestic and foreign visitors.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam offered the congratulation to Kien Giang Province – a land with rich revolutionary tradition and friendly and hospitable people. Besides, this land is also bestowed many beautiful landscape sites with unique values. The successful organization of Visit Viet Nam Year 2016 will contribute to introducing and promoting potentials, strengths, specific tourism products of Kien Giang Province, Phu Quoc and localities in the region, thereby further attracts visitors, creates breakthroughs in tourism development, confirms the role of tourism in socio-economic development.
Deputy Prime Minister also believes that, with practical actions of the authorities, businesses and local people, Mekong Delta tourism in particular and Viet Nam tourism in general will have the impressive progress in 2016 to create a momentum for faster and more sustainable development period of Viet Nam tourism.
Following the ritual part, the excellent art program bringing Southern culture character took place. Through 4 chapters: “The land of nine dragons”; “Viet Nam – Timeless charm”; “Exploring the Southern Land”; and “Brilliant Viet Nam”, the beauty of the South and Viet Nam was portrayed clearly and introduced to domestic visitors and international friends.
Through impressive and special activities of the opening ceremony and a series of activities held throughout Visit Viet Nam Year 2016, Kien Giang Province expects to make its mark, attract domestic and international tourists, create the bridge for tourism development cooperation between Kien Giang and other localities of Viet Nam.