Asiana Airlines of the Republic of Korea has pledged to promote
Vietnam ’s central region heritage sites on its international flights.
This is major focus of the project, “Promoting
World Heritage sites in Vietnam ’s Central Region” launched on May 8 in
Hoi An, in Quang Nam province.
funded by Asiana Airlines through the Korean National Commission for
UNESCO (KNCU) and UNESCO Hanoi office, aims to connect three World
Heritage sites in the region, including Hue Monuments Complex in Hue
city, Hoi An ancient town and My Son sanctuary in Quang Nam
In the first year of implementing the
project, key activities will focus on Hoi An heritage site, including
producing flyers, brochures and handbooks in English and Korean to
provide tourists with information about various places of interest, such
as typical handicraft villages, and the traditional cultures of the
Asiana Airlines will also fund solar
energy lighting systems at all three sites, with the system in Hoi An
scheduled to be put into operation this year.
launching ceremony, Tran Minh Ca, Vice Chairman of Quang Nam Provincial
People’s Committee, spoke highly of the support from Asiana Airlines,
which launched a new route in December, 2011 linking the RoK capital,
Seoul with Da Nang . He expressed his belief that thanks to the
Asiana promotion, the world heritage site in the central region will be
broadly presented to international tourists.
that with Hoi An ancient town, My Son Sanctuary and Cham Islands
Biosphere Reserve, the province has received a lot of cooperation and
support from international agencies, organisations and individuals on
heritage site conservation and sustainable tourism development.-VNA