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Quang Nam holds “Hoi An’s Environment and Heritage Year”

(TITC) - Quang Nam Provincial People’s Committee has announed the plan of “Hoi An’s Environment and Heritage Year” to celebrate the 15th anniversary of Hoi An Ancient Town and My Son Sanctuary recognized as World Cultural Heritage sites (December 4, 1999 – December 4, 2014) as well as the 5th anniversary of Cu Lao Cham recognized as World Biosphere Reserve (May 26, 2009 – May 26, 2014) by UNESCO.

The event is a chance for Quang Nam people and visitors to raise awareness of reserving and promoting values of Hoi An Ancient Town, My Son Sanctuary and Cu Lao Cham Biosphere Reserve which form foundation for Quang Nam to develop Green Economy.

In the framework of this event, many activities will take place in Hoi An and Cu Lao Cham such as: Conference on assessing the 5-year performance of Biosphere Reserve and 10-year performance of Sea Reserve of Cu Lao Cham; reviewing 5-year implementation of program “Cu Lao Cham says no to nylon bags”; Men’s beach football tournament; Competition of boat racing; Introducing Cu Lao Cham Swallow Nests, etc.

On this occasion, Hoi An City also organizes Cu Lao Cham discovery tours (including visiting Yen cave, Bai Huong fishing village in one day and a half); launches a competition of studying Hoi An’s information on internet.

Besides, there will be various activities of anniversary celebration at the end of the year 2014 such as: Conference on “Experience of preserving and promoting values of World Cultural Heritage sites of Hoi An Ancient Town and My Son Sanctuary and Cu Lao Cham Biosphere Reserve”; Art Performance at Provincial Cultural Center (December 3, 2014); Photo Exhibition on “Quang Nam’s Cultural Heritage and Beauties of Nature” in Hoi An City, Tam Ky City and Duy Xuyen District (November 30 – December 20, 2014) and many other culture, sport activities, exhibitions, conferences, festivals, etc.

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