UNESCO aims to help Ha Noi become creative capital of Asia

Update: 09:44 | 10/09/2020
Secretary of the Ha Noi Party Committee Vuong Dinh Hue spoke highly of UNESCO activities in Vietnam in recent times during a meeting with UNESCO Representative to Vietnam Michael Croft on September 9.
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At the meeting between Secretary of the Ha Noi Party Committee Vuong Dinh Hue (right) and UNESCO Representative to Vietnam Michael Croft. (Photo: VNA)

Vietnam’s capital was honored to be recognized by UNESCO as a “City for Peace” and included in the UNESCO Creative Cities Network, he said, describing this as momentum for Ha Noi to develop more sustainably and rapidly in the time ahead.

Croft congratulated Vietnam and Ha Noi in particular on their achievements in the fight against COVID-19.

During its development, Ha Noi has paid due attention to upholding the values of cultural heritage, he said, adding that by including Ha Noi in the Creative Cities Network, UNESCO Vietnam hopes to promote such values.

Ha Noi is expected to change from a creative city to a creative entrepot and then the creative capital of Southeast Asia and Asia, on the basis of heritage, culture, and peace, becoming a dynamic and creative city worth living in in the 21st century.

To that end, UNESCO is working on a project with the main pillars of education, urbanization, culture, and soft power that has attracted the attention of many partners worldwide, including those in Vietnam, according to Croft.

He stressed that, under the project, UNESCO will help Ha Noi link with other countries in the world as well as those who are interested in the city’s development.

In this regard, Hue said Ha Noi aims to become a green, smart, and modern city by 2030, and a city worth living in by 2045, with importance attached to traditional values and its image as a heroic city and “City for Peace”.

The capital is building a project that gathers ideas and initiatives from experts, scientists, and lovers of Ha Noi, to make a creative city worth living in, Hue said.

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(Source: VNA)