A wide range of activities to be held to mark 20th anniversary of City for Peace recognition (07:58 11/07/2019)


HNP - A ceremony will be held on July 13 at the Ly Thai To Flower Park to mark the 20th anniversary of Hanoi’s title as “City For Peace” (July 16, 1999-2019). The event is expected to draw the participation of delegates from the Central level, Hanoi, UNESCO, embassies, international organizations, and diplomatic corps in the city.   


Deputy Director of the Department of Culture and Sports Bui Thi Thu Hien gives information at the conference.


At the press conference held by the Hanoi Party Committee’s Commission for Communication and Education on July 9, Deputy Director of the Department of Culture and Sports Bui Thi Thu Hien briefed about a wide range of activities which will take place on this occasion.
 
Accordingly, in the framework of the street festival Hanoi will mobilize about 10,000 people to join in a walk for peace, , featuring Hanoi - a cultural hub and Hanoi – A City for Peace - a destination for cooperation, friendship and peace.
 
Additionally, on July 13 and 14, 2019, a peace culture festival will be held, featuring two performances, themed “I love Hanoi” and “Lighting peace”. 
 
Visitors will also be introduced to Vietnam’s UNESCO-recognized Intangible Cultural Heritages. 
 
Besides, international organizations and embassies in Hanoi will present their cultural identities and tourism products, including those from China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Palestine, Panama, among others at an event entitled “Friendship Village” in Le Thach street. 
 
The Hanoi culinary culture festival will gather 18 booths at the Children's Palace, presenting popular dishes, such as noodles, fried fish and rolls. 
 
On the occasion, the traditional cuisine of Quảng Nam Province will be introduced to locals and visitors in Nha Bat Giac (Octagon House) area near Ly Thai To Statue. 
 
From July 12 to August 12, a photo exhibition themed “Civilized and Elegant Hanoi” will take place at the Exhibition Center, 45 Trang Tien Street.   
 
Meanwhile, an exhibition titled ““Nhat ky hoa binh” (Diary of Peace) officially kicked off in Hoa Lo Prison Historical Relic Site on July 2. The exhibition lasts until December 30.  
 
A conference titled “Hanoi – A City for Peace – 20 years of integration and cooperation” will be held on July 13 at the Hotel Melia Hanoi. With the participation of experts in various fields, international friends, representatives from embassies and international organizations, the event will review Hanoi’s challenges and achievements during its 20-year development while outline major measures to strengthen socio-economic development as well as promote the title “City for Peace”.
 
Notably, the sixth Hanoi Book Festival themed “Hanoi – A City for Peace” will take place from October 2 to 6 at the Thang Long – Hanoi Heritage Conservation Center (No. 19C Hoang Dieu Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi).  A photo book titled “Hanoi – 20 years of a city for peace” (1999-2019) will be published on this occasion.  
 
Deputy Chief of the Municipal People’s Committee Office Dang Huong Giang speaks at the conference.
 
According to Deputy Chief of the Municipal People’s Committee Office Dang Huong Giang, the city authorities will organize anniversary activities in solemn, practical and economical manner, contributing to disseminating the great significance of Hanoi’s recognition as the City for Peace as well as the city’s efforts in dealing with problems during its urbanization process.
 
The event will also contribute to promoting the images of Hanoi, encouraging local residents to join the effort to build, conserve and promote value of City for Peace recognition towards a creative, smart, green, clean and beautiful city.

By Tran Huong


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