Great view: The glass hall in Tank 1. Photo courtesy of Lee Seokyong Viet Nam News By Lê Hương Seoul has many different types of parks, including ecological parks designed to preserve certain rare types of flora and fauna. Among 18 parks throughout the city, The Oil Tank Culture Park in Nanjido in the northwestern part of the city is among the newest. The park is an eco-friendly cultural space together with other previous successful projects by the authorities that converted the Nanji Landfill into Pyeonghwa Park, Noeul Park, Haneul Park, Nanjicheon Park, and the Sangam Digital Media City. Situated at the western wing of the Seoul World Cup Stadium, near the foot of Maebongsan Mountain, the site now receives hundreds of people each day, who take part in various cultural activities, camp or just learn about the country’s history in the 1970s. A part of history According to Lee Taewon, a guide at the site, the original five oil tanks, designated as a … [Read more...] about Turning oil tanks into eco-friendly park
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The Hanoitimes - The possession of long-standing media culture with the mix of modern life is the advantage to help Asia cities attract more European and US tourists. The information was announced by Director of Kuala Lumpur Department of Culture, Arts, Tourism and Sports, Khairul Anuar Bin Mhd Juri on the sidelines of the 16th meeting of Council for Promoting Tourism in Asia (CPTA) with Hanoi tourism enterprises on September 7. CPTA’s member cities needs to promote tourism through social network. Photo: Ho Ha For tourists from the Europe and US, they highly value destinations which are rich in cultural traditions. This can be considered the strength of Asian countries, so the 10 official member cities should emphasize these factors to attract more visitors from Europe and US, said the official. “I think members cities need to be more active in their general projects because it is free and can support each other. By combining such resources, we will achieve … [Read more...] about CPTA’s member cities need to promote tourism through social networks
The Hanoitimes - On September 5, Vice Chairman of the Hanoi People`s Committee Ngo Van Quy met with Chairman of the Council for Promoting Tourism in Asia (CPTA), Director General of Bureau of Industrial and Labor Affairs, Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Yuji Fujita on the verge of the 16th meeting of CPTA in Hanoi. Thanks to the welcome of Hanoi's official, Chairman of CPTA, Director General of Bureau of Industrial and Labor Affairs, Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Yuji Fujita realized that Hanoi had many dramatic changes, proving that the city's economy is booming. Vice Chairman of the Hanoi People's Committee Ngo Van Quy met with Chairman of the Council for Promoting Tourism in Asia (CPTA), Director General of Bureau of Industrial and Labor Affairs, Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Yuji Fujita. Photo: Ha Phuong According to Yuji Fujita, Hanoi possesses long-standing cultural values, which is an advantage for the capital to attract more tourists. The chairman of CPTA … [Read more...] about Hanoi, Tokyo promote cooperation in tourism development
Nation A faint knock on the tourism door The Saigon Times Daily Monday, Apr 2, 2018,23:18 (GMT+7) A faint knock on the tourism doorThe Saigon Times Daily In HCMC, typical landmarks of great historical and cultural value, needless to say, are often seen as hotspots for visitors, such as the Central Post Office, the Reunification Palace, the Notre Dame Cathedral and Ben Thanh Market. Those sightseeing spots, however, are quite few, and can hardly quench the thirst of visitors wanting to get a deeper insight into the city’s history of development. Visitors and travel firms alike wish to have more. In a gesture of building hope for the tourism industry, HCMC chairman Nguyen Thanh Phong has recently hinted at the possibility of opening the City Hall to the public. In appraising the zoning and architecture plan of scale 1/500 for the City Hall conducted by the international consultant Gensler, chairman Phong suggested last week that … [Read more...] about A faint knock on the tourism door
Despite the fact that the construction of Metro Line No.2 connecting South Thang Long and Tran Hung Dao has been delayed for ten years now, the Hanoi People’s Committee proposed the government to add VND16.1 trillion ($701.78 million) to the project, increasing its total investment capital to VND35.7 trillion ($1.56 billion). Metro Line No.2 has been delayed for 10 years (Illustration image) Approved in November 2008, the project is invested by Hanoi Metropolitan Railway Management Board (MRB) with the total investment capital of VND19.55 trillion ($857.5 million) by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). Under the approved plan, the metro line will be 11.5 kilometre long, nearly 9km of which will run underground and 2.6km above the surface. It consists of a 17.5-hectare depot in Xuan Dinh ward, North Tu Liem district, and ten stations, including three elevated and seven underground. The project was expected to come into operation in 2017, however, the … [Read more...] about Long delayed Metro Line No.2 may be added $701.78 million?