24 Nov 2015
Korean Cultural Centre and Festival in Viet Nam
Two initiatives are announced to bring Korean culture to Viet Nam. A Korean Cultural Centre is to be built in Quang Nam province, with an approved budget of 3m USD from the Republic of Korea National Assembly. On November 28-29 in Ha Noi, a Culture and Cuisine Festival of Vietnam and South Korea 2015 takes place.
On October 20, the Veterans’ Association of Korea has worked with authorities of Quang Nam province on building a Korean Cultural Centre in Quang Nam province.
Speaking at the meeting, President Woo Yong-rak of the Vietnam Veterans’ Association of Korea said the association wishes to build a Korean cultural centre in Quang Nam as a way to help heal the wounds of war and strengthen the ties between Vietnam and the Republic of Korea (RoK).
The initiative has received strong support from the Vietnam Veterans’ Association, he said, adding that the RoK National Assembly has approved 3 million USD for the project.
Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Chin vowed his support for the project, saying that the province will create optimal conditions to keep it on schedule.
The Vietnam Veterans’ Association of Korea is now home to approximately 300,000 Korean veterans who served during the Vietnam war and about 2 million of their relatives.
The project, which is scheduled to start in 2016 and is expected to become operational by 2018.
Festival organisation: The Minister of Ministry fo Culture, Sports and Tourism entrusts International Cooperation Department and South Korean ambassador in Vietnam to organise the Culture and Cuisine Festival of Vietnam and South Korea 2015 on 23rd anniversary for foreign relationship between Vietnam and South Korea.
Organizing time: on November 28-29 at My Dinh national stadium, Ha Noi.
Image: A Korean troupe performs traditional music. (Photo: VNA)
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