|A performance of UNESCO-recognised ca trù singing held in the northern city of Hải Phòng. — VNA/VNS Photo|
HÀ NỘI — The National Master Programme on Development of Vietnamese Culture in the 2023-2025 period has been approved under a decision recently signed by Deputy Prime Minister Trần Hồng Hà.
The programme covers all localities nationwide and a number of countries sharing long-standing cultural relations with Việt Nam, focusing on the areas of cultural heritage, fundamental culture, performing arts, fine arts, photography and exhibitions, cinema, libraries, training, ethnic culture, culture for external relations, and cultural industry.
Major tasks and solutions put forth in the programme include completing the legal and policy system regarding culture; sustainably preserving and promoting national cultural values; improving the efficiency of cultural institutions; building a healthy cultural environment and enhancing the spiritual life of people.
At the same time, the programme will also concentrate on developing a contingent of artists and intellectuals, personnel training in cultural areas, promoting Vietnamese cultural and art products with high values, and spreading the image of Việt Nam, and its people and culture to the world.
Specifically, the programme will restore and preserve two cultural and natural heritages recognised by UNESCO; 15 special national relic sites that have been degraded, while giving urgent support to the repair of about 150 national relic sites.
National thematic museums and a national centre for artifact preservation will be established, while measures to step up the application of IT will also be implemented to speed up digital transformation in protecting and promoting values of cultural heritage.
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism is in charge of collecting data and reporting the progress of the programme, while summarising and proposing solutions to tackle obstacles during the implementation of the programme.
Meanwhile, localities are assigned to ensuring capital and land areas for the construction of cultural works. — VNS