Vietnam village project in RoK to be funded by host government

Wednesday, 06/09/2023 16:50
The Government of the Republic of Korea (RoK) will provide some 200 million KRW for the development of a Vietnam village in Bonghwa county, North Gyeongsang province, in 2024.
Bonghwa county in North Gyeongsang province of RoK (Source: Wikiwand)

Parliamentarian Park Hyeong-soo told a press on September 4 that authorities are making efforts to expand the village which was initially a local project. Under the project, a Vietnamese-Korean historical-cultural experience centre was set up and a road to Baekdudaegan incubator paved, and the funding will be included in the government's 2024 budget.

The village forms part of a project planned to step up cultural exchange and promote cooperation in fields of tourism, culture and education between Bonghwa and Vietnam. 

Bonghwa province is home to a hall of the Ly Hoa Son (Lee Hwasan) clan, who are descendants of Ly Long Tuong, a prince of the Ly dynasty ruling Vietnam between the 11th and 13th century.

A musical named “Ly Long Tuong” will be staged in Bonghwa village on September 22 within the framework of the Vietnam Day as part of the local efforts to promote the project closer to the public./.