The authorities and people in Sa Pa town, the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai, are making every effort to prepare for the popular resort town’s 110th anniversary (1903-2013) slated for October 30-November 2.

According to Nguyen Ngoc Hinh, Vice Chairman of the Sa Pa People’s Committee, the town is focusing on building and upgrading basic establishments such as a stadium and markets, as well as pedestrianised streets, notice boards, sewage and lighting systems.

The Sa Pa People’s Committee has rolled out attractive scenarios to promote the special culture of native ethnic minorities.

Accordingly, 100 artists and artisans have been selected from communes for artistic programmes.
Local families have also repaired and decorated their houses to welcome overnight visitors during the festival.

The celebration of Sa Pa’s 110 th anniversary, which is expected to attract thousands of tourists, aims to promote the locality’s unique tourism products, thus fostering its socio-economic and tourism development.-VNA