(QNO) – The images of the Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc’s escort into pedestrian streets in Hoi An ancient quarter on the late afternoon of August 8th have received a lot of mixed reactions. On social networks, there are even some comments that result from false inference of the fact. On August 10th, Quang Nam Newspaper reporters directly talked to the relevant people about this problem.
|Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc chats with a foreign visitor in Hoi An acient quarter. Photo: chinhphu.vn|
As the plan, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his delegation went to Hoi An for the national conference on tourism development held on August 9th. On the way to his hotel, he decided to drop into Hoi An ancient quarter to visit and motivate the locals here. He also wanted to learn more about the lives in the ancient quarter, where the world cultural heritage is well protected and exploited attached to tourism development. His escort consequently entered the Hoi An ancient quarter but stopped at the Le Loi – Nguyen Thai Hoc crossroads. Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his companies visited the Japanese bridge and some streets in the ancient quarter on foot.
According to Director of the Quang Nam provincial Department of Culture – Sports and Tourism Dinh Hai, the Prime Minister's delegation, in fact, did not visit the ancient quarter by cars but on foot. Mr. Nguyen Xuan Phuc warmly talked and took souvenir photos with the local residents and tourists here… His visit was a good motivation to the locals and local tourism. Mr. Dinh Hai concurrently realized that there were some mistakes in preparing and receiving Mr Phuc’s delegation, causing some regretful misunderstandings.
Leaders of the Quang Nam provincial Department of Public Security confirmed there was not any traffic rule violation here. The streets were narrow and crowded at that time; therefore, the escort could not turn around. They had to go straight into the ancient quarter to another place to pick up Prime Minister Phuc.
Ms Nguyen Huong Giang, a guide for Prime Minister Phuc’s delegation, shared on her facebook that the comments about this problem were absolutely wrong. They walked along the streets, talking about tourism development in Hoi An and Da Nang. His visit would bring a big chance to Hoi An tourism and Hoi An people would benefit by this. She also hoped the unbelievable information not to make the image of Hoi An worse.
By HUU PHUC