The northern province of Ninh Binh has completed all preparations for the opening ceremony of the 2014 United Nations Day of Vesak, which will be held at its spiritual tourism complex in Bai Dinh Pagoda on May 8.

The event, the second of its kind hosted in Vietnam, is expected to welcome about 5,000 guests, including 1,500 from 95 countries and territories worldwide.

All forces are ready to ensure political security, social safety and traffic order in the locality.

The health sector has inspected the water sources and set up three groups to monitor food quality during the celebrations.

Meanwhile, accommodation is available to serve both domestic and foreign visitors.

The celebrations for the UN Day of Vesak (Buddha’s Birthday, Enlightenment and Passing Away) will be organised in Ninh Binh to May 11.

Vietnam first hosted the day in Hanoi in 2008, drawing over 600 Buddhist delegations across the globe.-VNA