In his opening speech, Director of the Department of Culture and Sport Do Dinh Hong said that Hanoi is home to nearly 6,000 relic sites and 1,793 intangible cultural heritages.
According to him, in 2021, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought about unprecedented challenges, leaving serious impacts on cultural activities, especially conservation and promotion of cultural heritages. However, the city's cultural sector has tried its best to develop cultural industry from heritages and gained positive results.
Hong attributed the achievements to contributions of scientists, researchers, managers, professional staff, organizations and individuals.
Over the past 20 years, the municipal authorities have paid special attention to preserve and promote the title "City for Peace", creating the unique attraction of the capital city, he stated, adding that the image of Hanoi as “a safe and friendly destination" has been disseminated widely and has been highly appreciated by international organizations.
In a bid to develop Hanoi into a more dynamic and creative city on the basis of its history and culture of thousands of years, the municipal authorities have adopted a resolution on developing cultural industry with the goal towards sustainable development, Hong told.Hong hoped that the cultural sector would continue receiving the instructions of the Ministry of Culture, Sport and Tourism and the municipal authorities as well as the support of the National Council for Cultural Heritage along with scientists and the coordination of levels, sectors, organizations, individuals and the media outlet to better manage, preserve and promote the capital's cultural heritages.
At the seminar, delegates discuss the development of cultural industry through the exploitation of cultural heritages.
Within the framework of the program, a seminar was organized to discuss the development of cultural industry through the exploitation of cultural heritages.
At the seminar, Assoc. Prof. Tran Lam Bien emphasized that the preservation of heritages is the root of cultural construction and development.
Dr. Le Thi Minh Ly underlined the necessity to develop cultural industry so that culture could contribute to socio-economic development.
With its rich heritage treasure, Hanoi should focus on developing cultural industry from its heritage, including both intangible and tangible ones, she suggested.
Ly also said that in order to achieve the goal, the capital city needs to strengthen communication to raise public awareness on preserving and promoting heritage sites and enhance the application of technological advances into the field of heritage.