In the evening of 11 February 2017, in Nam Cuong Square, Lao Cai City, Lao Cai Province, Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism in coordination with People’s Committee of Lao Cai Province and North West Steering Committee organized the opening ceremony of Visit Vietnam Year 2017 – Lao Cai – North West with the theme “North-West Colors”.
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The ceremony had the presence of Mr. Nguyen Van Binh – Head of North West Steering Committee, Mr. Vu Duc Dam – Deputy Prime Minister; Mr. Nguyen Ngoc Thien – Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Head of Steering Committee of Visit Viet Nam Year 2017; Mr. Nguyen Van Vinh – Lao Cai Provincial Party Committee Secretary; Mr. Dang Xuan Phong – Chairman of Lao Cai People’s Committee; representatives of ministries and central agencies; representatives of provinces/cities; international organizations; press agencies and numerous local people, domestic and foreign visitors.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Mr. Nguyen Van Binh affirmed in 30 years of innovation, tourism industry has always been defined as a key economic sector. Particularly, in recent years, tourism of Vietnam and the North West region in general and Lao Cai Province in particular have had remarkable development, achieved many encouraging results, and contributed significantly to Vietnam’s economic development. Visit Vietnam Year 2017 will contribute to honoring the cultural values and promoting the image of the North West region with more than 30 ethnic groups, majestic natural scenery, diversified ecosystem as well as many attractive tourist sites and unique festivals, etc. With specific and meaningful activities in Visit Vietnam Year 2017 and practical actions of the authorities, businesses and local people, North West tourism and also Vietnam tourism will have breakthrough developments in 2017.
Activities at the ceremony of Visit Vietnam Year 2017 – Lao Cai – North West
The excellent art program of the ceremony with the theme “North-West colors in the country’s spring garden” had the participations of more than 600 artists and actors and portrayed clearly the beauty of the North West land and people, at the same time promoted the image of some other localities nationwide.
Visit Vietnam Year 2017 – Lao Cai – North West with many unique culture, sports and tourism activities is a typical national event hosted by Lao Cai Province and the expanding North West provinces.