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President attends opening of Da Lat tourism week

Update: December, 28/2013 - 09:15
State President Truong Tan Sang said that there was great potential to develop tourism in the Central Highlands, especially in Da Lat and Lam Dong.— VNA/VNS Photo Tri Dung

HANOI (VNS)— State President Truong Tan Sang yesterday attended the opening ceremony of the fifth Da Lat Culture and Tourism Week in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong, praising the city for its beauty and and hospitality.

Sang stressed that Da Lat and Lam Dong Province were part of the region's revolutionary tradition, and held potential for economic development and unique tangible and intangible heritages. Central Highland gong culture has been recognised by UNESCO as an Intangible Heritage of Humanity since 2005.

Sang said that there was great potential to develop tourism in the Central Highlands, especially in Da Lat and Lam Dong.

VNA/VNS Photo Thanh Tung

The President asked local authorities and the people of the city, province and region to develop and contribute to the country's industrialisation and modernisation process and international integration.

At the ceremony, Chairman of Lam Dong People's Committee Nguyen Xuan Tien said the festival aimed to showcase tourism in Da Lat, and honour the city's flower growers.

He said the 120 year-old city had become an eco-tourism hub and a centre for education and training, focusing on green growth, sustainable development and traditional hospitality.

Attending the ceremony were former State Presidents Tran Duc Luong and Nguyen Minh Triet, leaders of ministries, cities and provinces, international guests and members of the public. — VNS

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