Announcing Bat Trang Commune as a tourism destination of Hanoi (09:13 11/10/2019)

HNP - The People’s Committee of Gia Lam District held a ceremony on October 9 to receive and announce the decision to recognize Bat Trang Commune as a tourist site on October 9. 

Vice Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Ngo Van Quy hands over a decision to recognize Bat Trang as tourist site.

The event saw the attendance of  Head of the Hanoi Party Committee’s Organization Commission Vu Duc Bao; Vice Chairman of the Municipal People’s Committee Ngo Van Quy, among others. 


At the ceremony, Director of the Department of Tourism Tran Duc Hai made public Decision No. 3936/QD-UBND dated July 23, 2019 of the Hanoi People’s Committee to recognize Bat Trang Commune in Gia Lam District as a tourist site. 
On behalf of the city leaders, Vice Chairman of the Municipal People’s Committee Ngo Van Quy handed over the decision to representatives of Bat Trang Commune and Gia Lam District. 
Vice Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Ngo Van Quy speaks at the ceremony.
Addressing the event, Vice Chairman of the Municipal People’s Committee Ngo Van Quy said that over the past years, Hanoi has been known as a safe - friendly - attractive destination for domestic and foreign visitors.
Many international travel magazines and organizations have paid special attention to evaluating and ranking Hanoi’s tourism. Notably, during two years (2018-2019), Hanoi has been nominated as one of the World's Leading City Destination by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), he added. 
Quy appreciated Bat Trang’s contribution to the city’s tourism development. 
To build high-quality tourist site of Bat Trang in the time to come, the city official requested Party Committees and authorities of Bat Trang Commune and Gia Lam District to strengthen communication on the significance of the recognition among all levels, sectors and people so as to mobilize them to join local tourism development. 
The district People’s Committee needs to work with the Department of Planning and Architecture and relevant units to soon collect local’s opinions on a detailed plan of Bat Trang ceramic village, complete and submit it to the Municipal People’s Committee for its consideration and approval, he urged.
Quy also underlined the need for Gia Lam to mobilize available resources for infrastructure development, preservation and promotion of Bat Trang traditional craft village in association with tourism development; and improve the qualification of human resources to meet the requirement of tourism sector. 
Meanwhile, Bat Trang should take actions to encourage craftsmen to create typical and attractive tourism products for domestic and foreign visitors when they come to the commune, he suggested.
The Vice Chairman assigned the Department of Tourism to take prime responsibility to promote the image of Bat Trang; build diversified tourism products; expand smart tourism model; strengthen IT application to create modern tourism products in combination with traditional activities. 
He believed that Bat Trang will become an attractive destination of Hanoi for both Vietnamese and foreigners. 
Delegates launch tourism portal and apps of Bat Trang.
At the ceremony, Gia Lam District launched the tourism portal and apps of Bat Trang. The apps can help tourists to visit and experience tourism products on cyberspace, meeting the requirement of tourism development in the current 4.0 technology era.
Bat Trang Commune, comprising Bat Trang and Giang Cao traditional craft villages, is an attractive destination for tourists, especially foreigners. 
Bat Trang has welcomed about 200,000 visitors annually over the years, of which foreign visitors account for approximately 10%.

By Tran Huong



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