Heritage and sustainable development discussed in Hue
Update: May 22, 2015
A conference titled ‘Heritage and Sustainable Development’ was held on May 21 by the International Association of French Francophone Mayors (AIMF) in the ancient imperial city of Hue in the central province of Thua Thien Hue.

Addressing the event, Pierre Baillet, standing secretary of the AIMF, emphasised that the association takes interest in global cultural issues alongside development, heritage and discovery.

The AIMF wants French-using cities in Southeast Asia to be better connected with each other and with other dynamic Asian cities in exchanging information and sharing experience on urban heritage and sustainable development.

Nguyen Van Thanh, chairman of Hue city’s People’s Committee, said that the AIMF has made a lot of efforts over the past years to help cities preserve and promote the cultural heritage while managing and planning urban areas in line with sustainable development.

As a positive member of the AIMF, Hue has always actively participated and contributed to the association’s activities, evidenced by the city’s determination to integrate into the international and French community while preserving, developing and promoting its heritage values, Thanh added.