Nearly 2 million text messages were sent to vote for Ha Long Bay as one of the world’s new seven wonders by Oct. 19.

At a meeting of the Steering Committee for campaigning for Ha Long Bay on Oct. 19, Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Hoang Tuan Anh said the voting is a way to promote the national image, so Vietnam should not lose the opportunity.

There’s only more 21 days to go and more drastic measures should be taken, the minister said.

The voting campaign will last until November 11./.