A project to build the culture-tourism village of Vietnamese ethnic groups was introduced to investors and friends at a talk held in Paris, France, on Dec. 10.

As part of the exhibition themed “ Vietnam – a destination for culture and tourism investment”, the event was aimed at calling for investment in the project.

Sitting on an area of 1,544 ha, the village accommodates different sections, featuring villages of 54 Vietnamese ethnic groups, cultural and recreational activities, tourism services, world cultural heritages, parks, and a village management office.

Construction of the project began in 2007 and the village was inaugurated in September, 19, 2010 to mark the capital city’s 1,000 th anniversary. The second phase of the project is underway and scheduled for completion in 2015.

Located about 40 km west from the centre of Hanoi, the village is expected to help preserve and promote cultural identities of 54 fraternal ethnic groups and become one of the major tourist attractions in northern Vietnam and Hanoi in particular./.