National Assembly Vice Chairman Uong Chu Luu attended the opening of the “Through the legacy of Hoang Su Phi terraced fields” culture week that was opened in the northern mountainous province of Ha Giang on September 21.
The event aims to honour and uphold traditional cultural values of the local ethnic groups, thus contributing to socio-economic development.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Luu hailed Ha Giang authorities and people for choosing tourism as a pillar economy for sustainable development and developing agriculture on the back of terraced fields.
He suggested that the province should clarify its potentials and push forward fields of its strength such as tourism, herbal medicine and cross-border trade.
The official also asked the province to strengthen its national defence and security stability in combination with the new-style rural development campaign, thus firmly safeguarding national sovereignty over border areas.
At the event, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism granted a decision recognising the silver jewelry making of Nung ethnic group in Hoang Su Phi as a national intangible cultural heritage, and presented awards to Vietnamese tea brewers 2019.
Luu also took the occasion to visit and present gifts to families of war heroes in Ban May commune and staff of Ban May border gate station.