Seminar highlights role of cultural heritages for sustainable development
Update: Mar 03, 2017
A seminar themed “Cultural Heritage and the Strategy for Sustainable Development” was held in Ha Noi on March 1, attracting the participation of nearly 100 scientists, researchers and cultural managers around the country.

Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Huynh Vinh Ai speaking at the seminar
(Photo: Huong Le)

More than 30 presentations at the seminar affirmed that culture should be considered one of the pillars of the country’s sustainable development, in addition to the economy, the environment and society.

Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Huynh Vinh Ai said that valuable contributions by delegates and scientists at the seminar will contribute to advising the Party and State, particularly the Ministry, on setting out guidelines and policies relating to culture development.

Viet Nam has an enormous treasure of cultural heritage, with 40,000 tangible and 60,000 intangible designated pieces of heritage, and is a country with a long history and diverse culture created by 54 ethnic groups.

Culture and heritage have become an invaluable and endless natural resource; therefore, it is very essential to developing a strategy to promote the efficiency of this special natural resource, said the delegates.

Along with the cultural sector, the entire political system should participate in quantifying the value of heritage in addition to making inventories and creating dossiers, in order to set out strategies and measures to scientifically preserve and exploit them.

Their preservation and development based on the community is a trend in the world and a rational measure to sustainably promote the value of heritage because culture is the creation and property of the community.

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