Target program on developing culture approved

15:23 | 19/07/2017 Culture & Art

A target program on developing culture for the 2016-2020 period has recently been approved by the Prime Minister.

The program is designed to uphold the treasured values of the country’s traditional cultural heritages - Photo: VGP

The program includes three projects on preserving and promoting the values of cultural heritages, increasing investments on building and developing cultural institutions, and boosting artistic performances.

The program aims to uphold the treasured values of the country’s traditional cultural heritages in a bid to build an advanced Vietnamese culture imbued with national identity.

It has set a target of restoring and upgrading a total of 20 world cultural heritages and special national heritages, as well as 400 national relic sites, across the country by 2020.

Priority will also be placed on collecting and preserving intangible cultural heritages and traditional festivals of 16 ethnic minority groups, with populations of less than 10,000 each.

Furthermore, the facilities of 15 provincial cultural centres, 30 district-based cultural centres and 20 areas for children’s entertainment will be upgraded, while cultural publications will be provided for border posts and communes in border areas.

Theatres, cinemas, and exhibitions houses will be built or repaired and local traditional art troupes will be given support under the program.

Theo NDO