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Hanoi attracts 1.2 million foreign visitors in 2010

In Uncategorized on December 24, 2010 at 4:28 am

Hanoi attracts 1.2 million foreign visitors in 2010

QĐND – Thursday, December 23, 2010, 20:33 (GMT+7)

The number of foreign visitors to Hanoi in 2010 is estimated at 1.2 million, up 18.42 percent against 2009, while the number of domestic tourists to the city is expected to increase by 15.22 percent to 10.6 million.

The figure was given at a revision conference by the Hanoi Municipal Department for Culture, Sports and Tourism on December 23.

In the National Tourism Year, Hanoi has launched various campaigns to improve the quality of tourism products such as the “Hanoians welcoming visitors” and “Green tourism year”. The city also held the Thang Long-Hanoi international tourism and cuisine festivals and a contest for outstanding tourist guides.

However, there remain shortcomings to the city’s tourism sector. Hanoi has not yet taken full advantaged of its potential, especially in cultural tourism and the cooperation between related agencies is still very weak.

To meet the target set for tourism development in 2011, Hanoi should focus more attention on managing tourist activities; promoting advertisement, both domestically and overseas; and improving staff training and tourism inspection, said Truong Minh Tien, Deputy Director of the city’s Department for Culture, Sports and Tourism.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

Over US$ 1.2 million spent for Thang Long Citadel conservation

In Politics-Society on March 1, 2010 at 2:09 pm

Over US$ 1.2 million spent for Thang Long Citadel conservation

QĐND – Sunday, February 28, 2010, 20:56 (GMT+7)

The Hanoi People’s Committee has approved a project, sponsored by UNESCO, to preserve the Thang Long Citadel, located at 18 Hoang Dieu Street and at 12 Nguyen Tri Phuong Street.

The project is estimated to cost US$ 1.2 million, including a US$ 1.1 million grant by UNESCO.

Studies on archeology and architecture values in the areas will be carried out from January 2010 to January 2013. Then, researchers will recommend measures to protect excavated sites.

The project is also designed to provide Vietnamese professionals and managers with techniques in urban archeology, historic preservation, and heritage development.

Documents on the Thang Long Citadel were submitted to UNESCO for recognition as a world heritage site.

Source: Vnexpress

Translated by Hoang Anh 

Source: QDND