|The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism officially recognised the Hoang Sa (Paracel) Soldier Feast and Commemoration Festival as a national intangible cultural heritage and the communal temple of An Vinh village in central Quang Ngai Province's Ly Son island district as a national relic.— File Photo
KHANH HOA (VNS) — Up to 120 international and domestic experts gathered in the central province of Khanh Hoa yesterday for a workshop about protecting and promoting the cultural values of Viet Nam's sea and islands.
Addressing the opening ceremony, Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Dang Thi Bich Lien stressed that Viet Nam had invested in studying, preserving and promoting sea and island cultural values in a bid to utilise the potential of these areas.
A number of reports on the culture of coastal localities in Viet Nam were presented at the two-day event, jointly held by the Viet Nam National Institute of Arts and Culture and the provincial People's Committee.
Foreign participants shared their experience on many issues, focusing on applying and promoting the cultural values of sea and islands to the country's socio-economic development, especially in tourism.
Scholars from the Republic of Korea and Denmark shared their studies of the culture of Cat Ba Island, Ha Long Bay and Ly Son Island.
Participants agreed that sea and island cultural values had contributed to safeguarding Viet Nam's sovereignty as well as to the country's socio-economic development. — VNS