| Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam addresses the opening ceremony of the 5th Festival of Culture, Sports, and Tourism of the Cham ethnic group in Tuy Hoa city, Phu Yen province, on August 19, 2019 (Photo: VGP)
Addressing the opening ceremony, Deputy PM Vu Duc Dam spoke highly of the festival, saying it provides an opportunity to promote Cham people’s distinctive cultural values and Vietnam’s cultural diversity. Mr. Dam said: “The festival contributes to promoting ethnic culture and increases exchanges among ethnic groups. We need to organize such festival to enable the people to enjoy cultural values and development achievements.”
Themed “Preserving the Cham ethnic culture and developing tourism”, the festival drew 2,000 artisans, artists, and people from 9 provinces in southern and south-central regions. The same day, Deputy PM Vu Duc Dam, and his entourage, visited and presented gifts to 100 Agent Orange/Dioxin victims in the province.