Da Nang eyes to develop culture in sync with the economy

By DA NANG Today / DA NANG Today
January 08, 2022, 13:54 [GMT+7]

Da Nang People's Committee Vice Chairwoman Ngo Thi Kim Yen underlined a must-do to develop culture in sync with the economic growth during her meeting with the leaders of the municipal Department of Culture and Sports on Friday to discuss tasks of the local culture and sports sector set for 2022.

Vice Chairwoman Yen highly appreciated the local culture and sports sector’s innovations in renovating operation methods and flexible adaptation to COVID-19 impacts. She also affirmed that culture and sports are aspects of great interest to the Da Nang authorities over recent years.

In 2022, the Department of Culture and Sports must develop a project to boost synchronous cultural development in sync with economic progress, thus creating a foundation towards building a peaceful, livable city boasting its own identity with the elements of traditional culture and history as well as dynamic, modern and creative vibes.

The city leader also suggested the cultural sector to develop a master plan on human resources for the local culture and sports sector on the basis of fully tapping local human resources, attracting talented ones and promoting incubation activities.

2022 is expected to witness the development of a number of key local projects, including the Da Nang Cultural and Cinema Centre, the upgrade of March 29 Park, the development of a network of grassroots cultural and sports institutions and cultural products.

Also, preferential mechanisms and policies regarding appropriate remuneration for artists and athletes who win high prizes at domestic and international competitions shall be released.

Another heed must be paid to making preparations for Da Nang’s participation in major sports events in 2022 at national and regional levels and promoting appeals for more investment from the general public into physical training and sports in the community.

According to a report released by the Department of Culture and Sports, in 2021, this agency recorded remarkable achievements.

Notably, the agency advised the municipal People's Committee to submit to the Prime Minister and the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism for approval the plan for preserving the special national relic site of the Marble Mountains and dossiers for the recognition of two artifacts in Da Nang as national treasures, the Nam O relic cluster as a national historical and cultural relic, and the Quan The Am Festival as national intangible cultural heritage, the proposal on expanding the city's the 2 September Peace Monument .

Last year also saw work commence on the rebuilding of the Da Nang Museum and the restoration of the Hai Van Gate national relic site and the completed embellishment of 11 local relics, thereby spreading the heritage values  and encouraging the community to join hands in protection missions.

Over the past year, Da Nang’s high-performance sports have made remarkable progress and gradually gained a foothold in both domestic and international sports arenas, thereby significantly contributing to the overall achievements of Viet Nam’s sports sector in the international arena.

High-performance athletes gained a total of 54 gold, 41 silver and 56 bronze medals at national and international competitions. In particular, two athletes in Da Nang were members of the Viet Nam team competing at the Tokyo Olympics.

On this occasion, an emulation flag from the Vietnamese Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism were awarded to the Culture and Information Office of Son Tra District, certificates of merit from the Minister for five units and five individuals, and an emulation flag from Da Nang People's Committee for a unit,   the title of Da Dang Emulation Fighter for two individuals, and other certificates and rewards for outstanding units and individuals.

Reporting by NGOC HA – Translating by A.THU