LAO PDR (Vientiane Times) - A delegation from Zigong City, Sichuan province of China, launched the 2019 Sichuan International Cultural Tourism Festival and the Zigong Cultural Travel Promotion at an event in Vientiane on Tuesday.
The team was led by the Director of the People’s Congress of Zigong City, Sichuan Province, Mr Tan Pan. The team was in Laos as a part of their plan to build an international exchange platform. The event at Landmark Mekong Riverside Hotel aimed to promote the Zigong Wenhua Resources and the 2019 Sichuan International Cultural Tourism Festival in Zigong City in December. At the same time, the Lantern Festival of Laos, held by the Economic Zone, will be a perfect platform for exchanges and cooperation with the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism of Laos and to strengthen the mutual promotion of cultural and tourism resources between the two places, and strengthen cultural exchanges.
To mark the “Laos-China Tourism Year” a series of activities were held at the 2019 Sichuan International Cultural Tourism Festival and Zigong Wenzhou Laos Promotion Conference.
The event was in response to the China’s previous tourism year and the first international travel promotion event launched after the integration of the Zigong City in Sichuan Province. The event was co-sponsored by the Ziguang City Cultural Broadcasting and Tourism Bureau and the Lao Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism.
At the promotion event, the Deputy Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism of Laos Mr Ounthuang Khaophan, the Director of the People’s Congress of Zigong City, Sichuan Province, China, Mr Tan Pan and the Director of the Standing Committee of the Zigong Municipal People’s Congress, Mr Weng Song Copan, who chaired the event delivered speeches. The deputy director of the Cultural Broadcasting and Television and Tourism Bureau of Zigong City, Zou Yong, designed the 2019 Sichuan International Cultural Tourism Festival and Zigong Wenlv.
At the same time, the project was informed about the Lantern Festival in Zitang City, Laos, which will be launched in December. Vice Mayor of Vientiane, Director of the Administrative Committee of the Lao National Special Economic Zone, Zhanba Sussex, Chairman of the Administrative Committee of the Vientiane Special Economic Zone, Suban Quasi Lhasa, Vientiane Tower, Penghu Economy, the chairman of the prefecture, Huang Guoping, attended the meeting. At the promotion meeting, the Zigong Culture Broadcasting and Tourism Bureau and the Vientiane Information, Culture and Tourism Department and Vientiane Special Economic Zone Special Administrative Committee reached a cooperation intention for the parties to carry out cultural tourism investment, interactive marketing of tourism market, global tourism exchange learning, and tourism association reform.
Land resource sharing, tourist exchanges and other matters were discussed at length and a “cultural tourism friendly cooperation agreement” signed. The “Project Cooperation Agreement” of the Light Show, Zigong Chunqiu Travel Agency and Lao Ai Travel International Travel Agency was signed and a “Cooperation Agreement” on the joint development of tourism projects between the two places was also inked.
In his speech, Mr Tan Pan invited the relevant leaders of Laos to participate in the 2019 Sichuan International Cultural Tourism Festival held in Zigong City in August this year and the 2nd Overseas Chinese Town Zigong International.