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The MoCST launches voting campaign for Ha Long Bay


The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism on October 11 organized an online ceremony to launch the voting campaign for Ha Long Bay to be a new natural wonder of the world. Three cities of Ha Noi, Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh City joined the online ceremony.

It is only about one month to go until the announcement of the New Seven Wonders of the world and thus will be an important time for Viet Nam to strive for this honourable title.

Addressing at the launching ceremony, Deputy Minister Ho Anh Tuan called for the vote of all people working in culture, sports and tourism sector for Ha Long Bay to be one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature. In response to his call, hundreds of attenders at the ceremony in all three cities sent message “halong” from their cell phones to 147 to vote for Ha Long Bay.

By launching the campaign, which will last from 11:11am October 11 to 11:11am November 11, 2011, the Ministry also hopes to encourage the participation of all Vietnamese nationals and international friends in voting for Ha Long Bay.

The New7Wonders Foundation accepts 4 voting methods for Ha Long Bay via a) website www.new7wonders.com, b) telephone, c) SMS; and d) the social network of Facebook.

* The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has just released Decision No. 3130/QĐ-BVHTTDL to establish a Standing Division for the Voting campaign for Ha Long Bay in this final stage.

Accordingly, the Division includes a Head who is Mr. Nguyen Van Tinh – Director General of the International Cooperation Department; two Deputy Heads who are Mr. Tran Nhat Hoang – Director of the Culture, Sports and Tourism Promotion Center and Mr. Trinh Ngoc Chung – Secretary of the Ministry’s Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union; and 10 other members. The Division is based at the office of the International Cooperation Department. (Source: Truyen Phuong (TITC))

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