The Vietnam National Academy of Music, Hue Academy of Music and Ho Chi Minh City Conservatory of Music will join hands for the first time to bolster the country’s music industry.

The cooperation highlights the fine traditional relations between Hanoi , HCM City and the central city of Hue , said the academies’ representatives at the signing ceremony held at the Hue Academy of Music on March 23.

The move is aimed at introducing the most typical music achievements and bringing into full play the strengths of each academy to improve their capacity in different areas such as training, research and performance, while helping to preserve and develop music assets in each region as well as the country.

On the occasion, the Hue Academy of Music debuted its 50-member symphony orchestra after 10 years of preparations./.