Greater efforts demanded to further boost Vietnam tourism

Thursday, 2018-01-11 10:09:57
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Deputy PM Vu Duc Dam speaking at the conference (Credit: VNA)
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NDO – The relevant agencies should make greater efforts to develop tourism because the sector’s current achievements are not commensurate with the country’s potential.

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam made the remarks while attending an online conference held on January 11, in Hanoi, Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh City to devise the objectives in the field of culture, sports and tourism.

Speaking at the conference, the Deputy PM appreciated the achievements that the culture, sports and tourism sector gained in 2017, contributing to the country’s general success.

He also emphasised that cultural development is a task of the whole political system, in which the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MoCST) is the core force.

Deputy PM Dam urged the sector to set out a roadmap to prevent and reverse the degeneration of morality, as well as to promote and encourage positivity in society.

He also asked the MoCST to resolutely address any pressing issues and shortcomings at festivals from the beginning of the year.

The Deputy PM stressed the necessity of boosting literary and artistic activities, contributing to preserving the nation’s literary and artistic heritage and restoring traditional art forms, as well as spreading noble values in the cultural life.

The MoCST has mapped out numerous tasks in the fields of culture, sports, family and tourism for the year. Notably, the sector is striving to reach the target of welcoming at least 16-17 million international visitors in 2018, which has been assigned by the PM and Government.