Heritages hold strategic values of Viet Nam's soft power, says PM
07:56 | 09/09/2019

VGP – PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc underlined the necessity to acknowledge significance, mission, and strategic value of heritages in nurturing national identity and love for homeland; consolidating national solidarity.

PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc

The Government chief made the point on September 8 in My Son temple complex at Duy Xuyen district, Quang Nam province on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the UNESCO’s recognition of Hoi An ancient town and the complex of temples at My Son sanctuary as World Heritage Sites, and the 10th year anniversary Cu Lao Cham – Hoi An being recognized as a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO.  

Addressing the event, PM Phuc recalled a historical milestone of President Ho Chi Minh’s Decree 65 dated November 23, 1945 which called for the immediate protection of cultural and historic relics.

Each heritage provides an evidence of Viet Nam’s integration including Hoi An ancient town and My Son sanctuary, PM Phuc said. 

The world biosphere reserve site of the Cham Islands, were typical samples of the heritage preservation and biodiversity conservation in Viet Nam and the world.

Two months ago, “Travel and Leisure” voted for Hoi An as the best tourism city in the world. Earlier, CNN selected Hoi An as one of the most romantic destinations right before Valentine 2019. 

PM Phuc tasked the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Education and Training, the Ministry of Information and Communications, the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism, competent agencies and localities to research strategic values of heritages in nurturing national identity and love for homeland; consolidating national solidarity.

He praised the province in the context of preservation of the world heritage and the country’s sovereignty on territorial waters and lands, which promoted a sustainable livelihood for the community through tourism.

The Government chief assigned state agencies and Quang Nam province to boost sustainable development of the world heritage sites, while preserving the natural environment and caring plastic waste management.

He expressed his honor and respect to the contribution of the late Polish archaeologist and architect Kazimierz Kwiatkowski, known as ‘Kazik’, and international organizations as well as governments of Italy, India and Poland in the preservation of the world heritage sites over the past 20 years ago.

Speaking at the ceremony yesterday, a representative of UNESCO, Michael Croft, said: the beautiful Sanctuary of My Son has become one of the best examples in monument restoration in Southeast Asia, providing us a fascinating glimpse into the political and cultural history of the region./.

By Kim Loan 

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